Residents under the Victoria Falls Residents Association (Vicafora) banner warned investors to give qualified locals preference for jobs at their businesses, including at the new Sawanga Mall.
The residents met the local authorities and investors to voice their stance. One resident according to the minutes of the meeting said:
The writing is on the wall for them and someone should advise them that as long as one avoids the core tenets of Victoria Falls expectations, you will always find it difficult to operate here
In a post the resident said:
They will soon be sleeping on a thorny bed and are risking closing from their shop for good because there will be definitely no room to operate at their so called new shop at Sawanga Mall in defiance with the prerequisites from the residents as shown below.
An official of the Victoria Falls Municipality yesterday told NewsDay the implementation of the recommendations was already underway. NewsDay reports Victoria Falls town clerk Ronnie Dube could not be reached for comment.