Ministry of Environment, Tourism, Climate Change and Hospitality Industry

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Ministry of Environment, Tourism, Climate Change and Hospitality Industry is a Ministry in the Government of Zimbabwe. The responsible ministers are included below under History.


In 1987, Victoria Chitepo was the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism. It was responsible for the protection and conservation of natural resources and administered the Department of National Parks and Wild Life Management. It also promoted tourism and owned hotels. [1]

Edgar Mbwembwe is a former Minister.

Former minister Mangaliso Ndlovu replaced Prisca Mupfumira who was sacked on corruption allegations.

Simon Musanhu was the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate in September 2013.

Following the 23-24 August 2023 elections, it became the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife, when President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his new cabinet on 11 September 2023. Minister was Mangaliso Ngobizitha Ndlovu, and deputy was John Paradza. It was also the Ministry of Tourism And Hospitality Industry, with minister Barbara Rwodzi and deputy Tongai Mnangagwa.


Born in 2019, for purposes of synchronisation, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry was headed by Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu with Mr Munesushe Munodawafa as the Permanent Secretary. [2]


The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry's obligation is to promote best practices in environmental and natural resources management. To fulfil this mandate, the ministry is inspired by the vision to become a leading regional player in sustainable and natural resources management for socio-economic development.


The ministry's purposes are to plan, research and develop environmental and natural resources policies and legislation. The ministry is committed to the promotion of stakeholder and public participation in integrated programmes of environmental, forestry and wildlife management, as well as adoption of suitable and proven natural resources management techniques and viable use of same on a sustainable basis.

  • Environment and Natural Resources Management;
  • Integrated Water Resources Planning, Development and Management;
  • Climate Change Management;
  • Provision of Seismic, Weather and Climate Scientific/Information;
  • Legal advice; and
  • Management and Accountability of Financial, Human Resources and Public Assets of the Ministry.


  1. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 3 August 2022
  2. Elliot Ziwira, [1], allAfrica, Published: 1 April, 2020, Accessed: 20 August, 2020

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