south sudan map.jpgA twelve member delegation from the South Sudan Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism is in the country on a fact finding mission regarding the local tourism industry.
The delegation which arrived in Harare on Saturday morning also seeks to lure Zimbabwean business people to invest in its tourism industry which is now under re-construction after 22 years of war and ten years of peace negotiations.

South Sudan is a new nation which gained independence on the 9th of this month.

Head of the visiting South Sudanese delegation, Lieutenant General Alfred Omoli who is also the Advisor in the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism said members of the delegation seek to learn as much as possible on how Zimbabwe developed its industry and how it is being run.

Lieutenant General Alfred Omoli called upon Zimbabweans to invest in the South Sudanese tourism industry.

ZTA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Karikoga Kaseke said he had invited the people of South Sudan after observing great potential in their tourism describing the wildlife in that country as ten times richer than that of Zimbabwe.

The delegation is expected to hold talks with ZTA and other stakeholders  in the industry as well as visit Great Zimbabwe, the Bulawayo School of Tourism and Hospitality, Matopos National Park, Hwange National Park and the Victoria   Falls.