PPDAZ welcome Masebo’s call
Lusaka, February 25, ZANIS—–The Public and Private Drivers Association of Zambia (PPDAZ) has welcomed calls by Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo for Taxi drivers in Livingstone to regulate themselves during the hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) assembly.
Speaking to Zambia News and information Services (ZANIS) in an interview today, PPDAZ President Josia Majuru said the association was in full support of Ms Masebo’s concerns for taxi drivers to regulate themselves in an orderly manner during the hosting of the UNWTO.
Mr. Majuru said the failure by taxi drivers to regulate themselves might result in the image of the tourist capital being dented.
He said it is only right that taxi drivers behave well during the hosting of the UNWTO as such will portray Zambia as a hospitable tourist destination.
Mr. Majuru disclosed that his association has since commenced the sensitization of drivers on how to offer better services to guests ahead of the UNWTO.
He said the association will endeavor to educate its members on the importance of treating guests in a friendly manner as a hosting country.
He said the onus remains with the drivers to ensure that they uphold good morals during the hosting of the UNWTO.
Mr. Majuru revealed that the association is slated to host a meeting with member drivers in Livingstone in a bid to educate drivers on the importance of hospitality when handling foreign guests.
He said after the meetings with the member drivers the association expects to see behavioral change among its members.
Recently Ms Masebo was quoted in the daily tabloid urging drivers in Livingstone to regulate themselves during the hosting of the UNWTO.