The Montclair Hotel and Casino operatinf illegally? (20-07-07)

The Montclair Hotel and Casino in Nyanga has allegedly been operating illegally for the past four months following the expiry of its licence in March this year.
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive Karikoga Kaseke said he discovered the anomaly on Tuesday after putting up for the night at t

he four-star hotel.
The hotel was the venue for the Campfire Association annual general meeting, which ended on Tuesday. Kaseke had been invited to present a paper on tourism and economic development.
“Everywhere I go I will be working,” said Kaseke.
The ZTA boss said he had given the hotel seven days to regularise the situation or stop operating.
He expressed disappointment at the intransigence of the hotel management, saying it could be the tip of the iceberg in the hospitality sector.
Montclair manager Ms Farai Mukuhwa, who was evidently embarrassed by the situation, said the hotel was in the process of acquiring a new licence.
“We are working on it with the ZTA,” she said.
Mukuhwa said there had been a change of management at the hotel at the end of last year, implying an oversight on the part of her predecessors.
The ZTA last year embarked on a crackdown on unregistered operators where a number of outlets were closed for operating illegally.

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