Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Publisher and media practitioner Tichaona “Prof” Marembo is set to launch his first magazine, National Heritage Premier aimed at marketing Zimbabwe and its natural resources.
Marembo is optimistic that the magazine signifies the preservations of the country’s natural resources.
“The magazine is aimed to preserve Zimbabwe’s heritage in its diversity for posterity and marketing heritage sites in order to enhance investment and tourism opportunities.
“This has seen the coming in on board of enterprises like Kurera Khulisa Development Group and Maverick Consolidated.
“I am humbled with the support I am getting from local corporates and it is my hope that this publication will market our country beyond the borders,” Marembo said.
The former Child Parliamentarian for Hurungwe West Constituency (2007) said Zimbabwe is at its stage of engagement thus this will propel the country to greater heights.
“Heritage is everyone’s responsibility and Brand Zimbabwe as a result we must buttress our country’s image through telling our own stories in the midst of global disrespect.
“This magazine serves as a constant reminder to all that, unless the lion learns how to write, tales of the forest will always be told by the hunter.
“The publication comes at a time when the country is seeking to re-engage the international community and promote brand Zimbabwe.”
In 2009, Marembo scooped accolades and recognition from Justice for Children Trust and the Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment in recognition of his participation in the second edition of the African Youth Initiative and Creativity Award (AYICA) in the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
“I have also written and published four books, including about the late former President Robert Mugabe’s biographies. They are entitled ‘Meeting Mugabe’ and ‘The Icon Robert Mugabe’.
“It has been reviewed by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, and has been authorised for use in Zimbabwe’s higher and tertiary institutional libraries,” added Marembo.
It is hoped that his passion will help steer Heritage Magazine into a publication which speaks to the soul of Zimbabwe.
To his credit Marembo has “Greatness on Call” which is a pictorial depiction of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s life while “Elizabeth: The Making of an African Queen” is a motivational book.
Marembo says, Heritage Premier has also forged strategic alliances with the industry’s key players, including the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, Harare Polytechnic, Air Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Angel of Hope Foundation, Zimbabwe Youth in Tourism, Vitriol Security Operations, Milta Travel and Tours, Sky Classics Holdings, Esteem Communications, Amandla Brands and Forestry Commission, among others.