Africa Albida Tourism Chief boss, Ross Kennedy, has been awarded the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Diplomacy Award together with late music icon Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi for their ultimate contribution for furthering/engineering foreign affairs with other countries.
As part of their press release, dated 25 March 2019, it reveals that the award is given to an organisation or individual who has contributed incalculably to the positively lives of people and maintained goodwill relations with other countries.
Mr. Kennedy who is the Chief Boss of the Africa Albida Tourism has worked tumultuous from January 1991 to present day in marketing the Victoria Falls Safari resorts to international markets.
With his rich experience in serving various committees within Zimbabwe industry including Zimbabwe Chefs Association and Fellow of the International Institute of Travel and Tourism (
He expressed his gratitude saying he is privileged to be in the category of the greatest musician Tuku and how the Safari tourism company is striving to be the best.
“I am very humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as Tuku. This award represents what we at Africa Albida Tourism do,” he said through the press statement.
In addition, to the great humanitarian work, is the late legendary icon Oliver Mtukudzi who was referred to be a human right activist and philanthropist. He advocated for tolerance and peace and has frequently portrayed the struggles of women and children. He became UNICEF Goodwill ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku died on 23 January 2019 aged after a long battle with diabetes.
Selmor Mtukudzi the daughter to the late legend collected her father`s post-humus award.
The awards are held annually to celebrate the contribution of diplomats in Zimbabwe to the development of the country and its people.
They were hosted by Diplomat Appreciation Trust and Diplomat Magazine at Cresta Lodge in Harare on March 22.