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'Bulawayo, a tourism hub'

by Staff reporter
14 Feb 2017 at 05:32hrs | Views

BULAWAYO has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and councillors should take advantage of that to boost their revenue, a tour organised by Amakhosi Cultural Tours has revealed.

Amakhosi yesterday held a familarisation tour of Bulawayo heritage buildings, where a number of untold stories about the city were unearthed.

The organisation's product development officer, Gordon Chimombe, told Southern Eye on the sidelines of the tour that Amakhosi intended to teach children about Bulawayo's heritage.

"We want to propagate this because people, particularly young ones, don't know what really happened. We are also engaging schools with a view of teaching them our heritage. If our children know where they are
coming from they will know where they are going," he said.

One of the tourist attraction sites is the City Hall (once the main shelter for white and non-Ndebele Bulawayo settlers at the time the Ndebeles rose up against the colonial system), the National Art Gallery (formerly known as Willoughly's Building), Exchange Buildings (home of the country's first stock exchange) and Wishing Well (a 60 foot deep well dug during the height of the Ndebele uprising to provide water for those in the laager) and former Vice-President Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo's statue.

Source - newsday