Gvt to strengthen CAMPFIRE programmes
Government is set to strengthen the Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (Campfire) programme across the country with the Tsholotsho tourism project which will see the construction of lodges and other related facilities aimed at improving the livelihoods of people co-existing with wildlife among the priority projects for 2019.
The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality industry has singled the implementation of the Tsholotsho community project as one of the priority tasks for 2019. The initiative which will see the construction of lodges and other facilities is part of the broader plans by the ministry to ensure that communities co-existing with wildlife derive benefits from the wildlife resources.
In 2018 government and its cooperating partners rolled out the Sidinda campfire wildlife conservancy in Matabeleland north under the auspices of the Hwange Sanyati Biological Corridor (HSBC) aimed at enhancing the livelihood security for vulnerable communities threatened by climate change and human wildlife conflict.