TOURISM POLICE

TO ALL BUSINESSES AND STAKEHOLDERS IN VICTORIA FALLS

 

The Tourism Police Committee are making an urgent appeal to all businesses to come forward as contributors to the Tourism Police Unit.  This Unit whilst not flawless has been an integral component of the revival of tourism in our town and has been emulated in other towns and cities in Zimbabwe and the region.   Tourism Police ensure that visitors to Victoria Falls can walk around in the town in a safe and hassle free environment.  Unfortunately the Unit sometimes falls short on this mandate but blame can only be apportioned to under staffing and inadequate funding which can easily be rectified if the entire business community took responsibility.  Funding and support of the Tourism Police has been left to a handful of private sector  tourism related businesses which is unacceptable as every business in Victoria Falls directly or indirectly benefits from it.

 

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses that  are currently contributing to Tourism Police or have done so in the last twelve months: –

 

& Beyond

A & K

A’ Zambezi River Lodge

Avis Zimbabwe

CBZ

Elephant Hills Hotel

Fawcett Security

Ilala Lodge and Spencer’s Creek

Jays Spar

Khanondo

Lion Encounter

Lola’s Tapas & Bar

Matetsi Safaris

Messa

Rainbow Hotel

Seven Eleven

Shearwater Adventures

Stanley and Livingstone

The Kingdom at Victoria Falls

TM Supermarket

Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Wild Horizons

Wilderness Safaris

Z.T.A

 

At present with the existing contributions there is insufficient funding to cover monthly salaries for the Tourism Police Officers and closure of this vital unit is imminent.   We challenge retail and wholesale businesses; banks and financial services; restaurants and food outlets; lodges and tour operators to immediately commit to a monthly contribution to ensure continuity of this important service.   Please contact any one of the below committee members to discuss contribution options –

 

Kevin Fry                             –              0772 872 646

Ryan Dhana                       –              0773 890 303

Barbara Murasiranwa      –              0772 405 869

Gary Archer                        –              0712 807689

Martin Vaughan                –              0772 336550

Derrick Kung                      –              0712 875095

Roddy Meiring                   –              0776 606029

Jonathan Hudson              –              0712 881589

Steve Jonasi                       –              0775 729247

Anne Taggart                     –              0772 254552

Emmanuel Tivatyi             –            0776 104827

Patience Musonza            –            0774 752123

 

We invite you to attend a meeting on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 10.00 hours at Ilala Lodge.  This will give you the opportunity to meet the committee and police personnel involved in the Unit.  We look forward to seeing all of you there!