Usi closes Golden Peacock hotel

The Ministry of Tourism has this morning closed down Golden Peacock Hotel in Blantyre. The Ministry officials together with Minister Michael Usi stormed the hotel premises on Wednesday morning to demand the closure of the hotel

The closure follows its failure to pay the annual Tourism and Hotel Licence fee.

According to tourism officials, the hotel has failed to pay the fees despite several reminders.The licence expired in 2021.

Minister of Tourism Michael Usi accompanied by officials from the ministry is conducting a hotel inspection exercise in the city of Blantyre.

The hotel will be required to pay a fine of K50 thousand before it reopens.