Sex workers set to 'hijack' tourism expo?

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LIVINGSTONE: In a new and unexpected twist, sex workers in Zambia have been accused of plotting to "hijack" the congress of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) that Zambia and Zimbabwe will co-host in August.

Lately, the Victoria Falls city of Livingstone is said to have become their destination of choice.Its new magnet status has all to do with it being one of the venues. Sex workers apparently see a lot of prospects and want to be well in position before it opens.Up to 1,000 delegates and visitors are expected to attend the conference to be held at Livingstone and Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe.Sex workers have apparently been watching developments with keen interest and their plan seems to be to cash in before, during and after the event.

A sex worker who spoke anonymously in the mining city of Kitwe confirmed that the professionals have the upcoming conference on their radar and are eager for the pickings."Most of our friends have gone to Livingstone to look for accommodation as they prepare for the event," she said.Others were reported to be preparing to go and "work" from the Zimbabwean side to take advantage of the goings and comings between the two venues, which are being spruced up and refurbished for the conference scheduled for August 24-29.

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