By Noel Mkwaila
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture says it will use the forth coming Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) summit to expose Malawi’s tourism attraction sites and activities.
Tourism Minister Michael Usi revealed this in an interview saying this is an opportunity for the country to market its tourism industry.
Usi said his Ministry is currently drafting a plan on how to engage local players in the sector to take advantage of the summit, slated for this August.
“We are in the process of finalizing the program where specific products have been arranged to be showcased to summit participants,” he said adding that the Ministry is also engaging stakeholders from other countries to establish relationships beyond the summit.
Gule Wamkulu and other traditional dances have been lined up to entertain the coming Heads of States and delegates. The beauty of Lake Malawi will also be highlighted to attract the visitors. Malawi will host the 41st SADC Summit from August 9 to August 19, 2021 that will see state President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera taking over leadership from Mozambique’s President, Filipe Nyusi.