maunganidze 15.10.10.jpgThe Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry has begun the national enshrinement programme throughout the country that will see the Chimurenga battle places, cultural villages and monuments being built to become tourist attraction centres.

After the realisation that the tourism map of iconic features that was put in place by the colonial regime needs to be expanded to include all facets of life in Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry has begun the enshrinement program throughout the country.

This is expected to see battle sites in all the country’s provinces being enshrined just like the National Heroes Acre in Harare.

In an interview, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr Sylvester Maunganidze said teams have so far been deployed to districts to talk to chiefs so that they discuss and come up with relevant plans.

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Cde Walter Mzembi said the enshrinement programme represents the journey that the country has travelled.

He added that the programme will see the National Heroes Acre being replicated in every-part of the country so that Zimbabweans can honour their heroes and celebrate the rich heritage.

Emphasis in the tourism sector currently rests in the fact that Zimbabwe’s tourism must embrace natural and physical features, land masses, water bodies, forests, wildlife and other natural resources in their entirety and their diversity.

This also includes cultural elements, music, dance, drama, artefacts, architecture, agriculture, mining, literature and other man-made features.