Usi Optimistic Tourism Will Bounce Back Stronger

Usi says some restrictions may be lifted Usi says some restrictions may be lifted - pic by Enock Phiri

Minister of Tourism and Culture, Michael Usi, has assured captains in tourism industry not to lose hope with the collapsing of their business due to the devastating COVID-19.

The minister says soon some restrictions that are directly affecting the industry will be lifted.

Speaking on Monday in Mulanje when he met tourism players in the district, Usi said tourism is one of the industries worst hit by COVID-19.

“Tourists are no longer coming into the country due to restrictions put to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country but let me assure you that soon some restrictions that are directly affecting the industry will be lifted,” said Usi.

The minister also urged the tourism players to be focused and explore innovations that will revitalize their businesses once the restrictions that have crippled the industry are lifted.

Chairperson of Tourism Association of Mt. Mulanje, Nancy Chinyanya, told Zodiak Online that the tourism players expect more support from Government once restrictions are lifted.

“Some of us like myself have literally closed our businesses due to COVID-19 and once government lifts the restrictions, we will have challenges to resuscitate our businesses and we therefore expect our government to help us with loans or help us access loans wherever we can,” said Chinyanya who owns Nancy’s Dream Restaurant along the Zomba -Jali- Phalombe-Chitakale Road.

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