Business houses urged to become responsible corporate citizens
Livingstone, July 12, ZANIS——– The Livingstone City Council (LCC) has called on business houses in the tourist capital to be responsible corporate citizens if the city is to become a preferred tourist destination in the region.
LCC Public Relations Manager, Emmanuel Sikanyika said this could only be achieved if business houses were not wholly motivated by profit maximization but social factors such as health, customer care and community initiative standards.
Mr Sikanyika said this in an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone today.
He said the local authority had issued a directive to business houses to refurbish their facilities to change the outlook of the city as this will gradually enhance trade flow to their businesses.
Mr Sikanyika said LCC had taken the lead by embarking on landscaping their premises, street management and renovation of all its facilities with the help of government through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.
He however, noted that there were still a few pockets of resistance among business entities and urged them to quickly emulate those who were adhering to the council’s directive.
Mr Sikanyika also said the council would use the various legal measures at its disposal to close private businesses and government departments that are deliberately defying its directive.
He however, said he was impressed with government’s massive project investment in the tourist capital ahead of the co-hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly with Zimbabwe next month.