Above: Sam Nkomo (left), Mayor Martin Moyo (centre) and Engelbert Karombo (right), pose for a photo in the mayor’s office.
BULAWAYO MAYOR’S OFFICE – Sam Nkomo, a Bulawayo resident who has recently been appointed One Love Wildlife Ambassador in Zimbabwe, recently met Bulawayo Mayor, Martin Moyo, and briefed him on the clean-up campaign being organised around the City of Kings and Queens.
One Love Wildlife is a United Kingdom-based organisation working in the areas of wildlife protection.
Nkomo is organising two clean-up exercises around Bulawayo as a way of promoting and boosting tourism.
The first will be carried out on February 24 at Matopo Recreational Park a half an hour’s drive from the city, while the second one will be around the Bulawayo Museum on the 25 th.
Nkomo, who is passionate about wildlife, hit newspaper headlines in 2014 when he organised a 460km wildlife walk from Matopos to Victoria Falls. It was during that one-month long walk that he educated citizens along the way on the importance of wildlife and human-wildlife conflict management.
Undoubtedly, it was this walk, which earned him the wildlife ambassadorial post.
The mayor said he was pleased with Nkomo’s initiatives in promoting tourism in the city while also pledging the local authority’s support.
“I am happy that you will be doing something around our tourist centres of attraction as a city,” said Moyo.
Nkomo was accompanied by Engelbert Karombo, of Mbira Tours and Safaris, who is also backing the planned clean-up exercise