lodges.jpgConcern has been raised over the degradation of lodges in Harare and other towns resulting in the guest houses being turned into brothels.

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) says it is going to clamp down on illegal lodges most of which are unregistered and do not meet standards stipulated in the Tourism Act.

ZTA Acting Chief Executive, Mr. Givemore Chidzidzi said there is need to ensure that lodges carry out their core business of providing family recreation.

Two years ago, the ZTA with the assistance of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and Harare Municipality embarked on an operation which saw several unregistered lodges closing down.