0939: Malawian President Joyce Banda had just arrived at the Victoria Falls International Airport and was welcomed by VP Joice Mujuru, outgoing tourism minister Walter Mzembi and other senior government officials.

0940: President Banda was on her way to Elephant Hills Hotel. She joined the other delegates at the UNWTO General Assembly.

1037: In a brief interview with journalists President Banda said she was there in her capacity as Chairperson of SADC. She congratulated Zimbabwe and Zambia on co-hosting the event saying that the UNWTO event is a success for the SADC Community.

1058: Vice President Joice Mujuru; Malawian President Joyce Banda and Ministerial delegates were locked in a closed Ministerial Roundtable session at the Elephant Hills Hotel.

1140:

Malawian President Mrs Joyce Banda being introduced to UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai by Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls

Malawian President Mrs Joyce Banda being introduced to UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai by Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls

1142:

Zambian Tourism and Arts Minister Mrs Sylvia Masebo shares a lighter moment with UNWTO secretary general Mr Taleb Rifai before a meeting at Elephant Hills hotel in Victoria Falls

Zambian Tourism and Arts Minister Mrs Sylvia Masebo shares a lighter moment with UNWTO secretary general Mr Taleb Rifai before a meeting at Elephant Hills hotel in Victoria Falls

1145:

Tourism and Hospitality Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi chats with UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai

Tourism and Hospitality Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi chats with UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifa

1202:

VP Joice Mujuru,Malawian President Joyce Banda,UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai by Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi - Ministerial Roundtable session at Elephant Hills

VP Joice Mujuru,Malawian President Joyce Banda,UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai by Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi – Ministerial Roundtable session at Elephant Hills

1238: The Ministerial Round Table meeting ended

1242: The media were awaiting to be briefed on the outcome of the outcome of the Ministerial Roundtable

1253:

UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai addresses journalists on the progress so far of the Ministerial Round Table meeting at Elephant Hills hotel in Victoria Falls

UNWTO Secretary General Mr Taleb Rifai addresses journalists on the progress so far of the Ministerial Round Table meeting at Elephant Hills hotel in Victoria Falls

1305:

Star FM presenter Innocent Chuma and co-presenter ,The Herald Features Editor Isdore Guvamombe ,interview outgoing Victoria Falls Mayor Mr Nkosilathi Jiyane(left) outside the UNWTO conference centre in Victoria Falls

Star FM presenter Innocent Chuma and co-presenter ,The Herald Features Editor Isdore Guvamombe ,interview outgoing Victoria Falls Mayor Mr Nkosilathi Jiyane(left) outside the UNWTO conference centre in Victoria Falls

1530: Malawian President Joyce Banda told the Ministerial Round table that SADC is committed to the idea of a uni-visa.

1531: The first plenary session of the UNWTO 20th General Assembly began.

1532: Outgoing Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi presently gave his welcoming remarks to delegates gathered for the first plenary session

1756:

UNWTO 20th General Assembly in Session

UNWTO 20th General Assembly in Session

1856:

Former UNWTO President Min Hong Min hands over presidency to the incoming Co-president of the organisation Engineer Walter Mzembi

Former UNWTO President Min Hong Min hands over presidency to the incoming Co-president of the organisation Engineer Walter Mzembi

1904: The first plenary session ended

 

From: www.herald.co.zw

Date: 26 August 2013