Mozambique’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Eldevina Materula has encouraged the private sector to align its strategies with the vision of the government.
The Minister made the call when she held a meeting with the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) headed by President Mohamed Abdullah on 14 October 2021.
The meeting was set against the backdrop of the election of Mozambique as a Member of the Executive Council of the UNWTO, whose inauguration will take place on 3 December in Madrid, Spain at the 24th Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization.
At the event, there was also talk of Mozambique’s participation as a tourist destination at Dubai Expo 2020. Mozambique will have a unique opportunity to show its tourism and cultural potential at Culture and Tourism Week, from 14 to 20 November this year.
Minister Eldevina Materula has invited contributions from the entire tourism chain on the market to improve the control, management, and use of beaches in times of COVID-19, taking into account Decree No. 80/2021 of 6 October.
The government’s invitation to the private sector is to engage on all fronts and aims to promote the tourism potential and attract the required investments to the tourism sector.
“We count and always want to count on CTA in the materialization and implementation of government plans and actions. It is important that we are aligned with the same vision and work on the same cause. We recognize your role and that is why we have gathered today.”
The President of the Tourism Ministry at CTA, Mohamed Abdullah, said at the meeting that the vision of the Minister and the Ministry, in general, meets the vision of the private sector.
“The election of Mozambique to the UNWTO Executive Council is a sign that the world recognizes the country as a tourist destination with much potential and excellence. Our country is blessed in all aspects, in tourism we have the best to offer worldwide, we have resources, we have a mix of solutions and with the vision of the Minister and the Ministry, to promote Mozambique, we have everything to work.”
At the meeting on Thursday, the Minister of Culture and Tourism was accompanied by the National Director of Tourism, Cândido Langa, the Director-General of INATUR, Marco Vaz dos Anjos, and Advisor for the tourism area, Analádya Loureiro.
On the CTA side, in addition to the President of the CTA Portfolio of tourism, Mohamed Abdullah, the Vice-President of the Catering portfolio Sector was present,Carolina Abalzine, Rogério Gomes (CTA Member), Dado Abdullah (CTA Member) and Raufo Usta (Advisor to the CTA for the Tourism Portfolio).