A five member commission from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has begun the week-long assessment to determine whether the resort town of Victoria Falls qualifies for a city status.

Known by the locals as Mosi-Oa-Tunya the smoke that thunders, Victoria Falls was accorded the UNESCO heritage site status in 1989.

In 2016 the resort town was identified as one of the special economic zones.

The border town is now on the verge of yet another important recognition as a five member commission is in town to determine whether the tourism town qualifies for a city status.

The commission led by Eric Jones, the principal director in the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing had a meeting with the council officials today to get an appreciation of the state of affairs with a special stakeholders meeting scheduled for tomorrow the 24th of October.

As part of efforts to meet the targets under the master plan the municipality is on an aggressive investment attraction drive meant to spruce up the existing infrastructure and the construction of new critical facilities.

Twining arrangements with other established cities across the world are also being pursued.