Leonard Ncube and Rosalla Mzacana
ABOUT 100 golfers from Zimbabwe and Zambia teed off at Elephant Hills yesterday in a networking tournament organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ).
The Aviation Golf Classic tournament is an annual event and saw golfers representing airlines, aviation equipment and service suppliers, airport operators and government departments taking part at the 18-hole golf course.
The 94 golfers did nine holes and were supposed to receive prizes in the evening.
CAAZ head of corporate services Anna Julia Hungwe said the idea behind the tournament is to show appreciation to the various stakeholders for the support they give the aviation authority.
“This is a tournament that we organise to put together all stakeholders such as airlines, suppliers, immigration, airport operators and government departments to thank them for supporting us throughout the year as we do business,” said Hungwe.
She said they chose Victoria Falls for this year’s tournament to support the tourism industry which has been experiencing unprecedented figures in the past months.
Some of the players were from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, Zambia.
Jon Howell, who is the managing director for AviaDev, an international association of all aviation players, was expected at a prize giving cocktail yesterday evening.
“We decided to have it here because we want to augment the tourism industry since numbers are booming here. We started with 94 players some from Livingstone and the aim is to network. We need to engage with counterparts from the region and create a support base for ourselves. – @ncubeleon