Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017
Queen Ashley Morgen, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe winner and her two princesses Nonhlanhla Dube (Miss Agro-Tourism) and Shirley-Ann Lindsay (Miss City Tourism), received their prizes at a local function at Pabloz, Harare. Alison Darikayi, Pageant spokesperson invited stakeholders to participate in the prize distribution ceremony. To quote the message, “our sincere apologies for the late invitation, our official prize-giving ceremony for Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016 is happening tonight, January 24, 2017 at Pabloz Restaurant. We sincerely apologize for the late invitation’’.
$20000 prize money and a car will be given to Morgen along with $2500 as a separate amount for being crowned as Miss People’s Choice. On the other hand, Dube and Lindsay were to receive $10000 and $5000, respectively. Other finalists received $1000 each along with one year tuition fees at any college of their choice.
However, many excuses were put forward by the trust which created doubts among stakeholders regarding the dues of the participants. Darikayi mentioned that they had to postpone the handover ceremony in order to focus on the preparation of Miss Tourism International which was organized in the New Year’s Eve in Malaysia.