Published in RETOSA Information
In 2012, the SADC Committee of ministers responsible for tourism requested the RETOSA board members to start working on transforming the organisation.
“The ministers have finally approved the transformation. Essentially, the transformation entails bringing in the private sector to participate fully in the organisations’ programmes. The feeling was that we were lacking something by not involving it,” said Mr Mandinyenya, Acting Executive Director of RETOSA. “For the organisation to achieve its mandate fully, there has always been a need for transformation and it has taken longer for the ministers responsible for tourism to approve the changes. The expectation is that public sector members or representatives from member countries will now assist and engage the private sector and make sure that each country will be represented fully on the RETOSA board.