Speaking at a ceremony for Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to Victoria Falls yesterday, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke urged the government to urgently order the police to stop mounting countless roadblocks on major highways saying it makes the country unattractive to tourists.
The Vice-President himself, when I talked to him, he said that he was going to call the Home Affairs minister [Ignatius] Chombo, to really talk about this issue. The police roadblocks are making this destination unattractive. We cannot be attractive when, from Victoria Falls town to the airport, you have four roadblocks.
Victoria Falls mayor, Sifiso Mpofu, acknowledged the problem of countless police roadblocks. The ceremony was attended by Kaseke, Transport minister Joram Gumbo and other government officials.