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More jobs coming in the tourism sector-Namugala

Economy More jobs coming in the tourism sector-Namugala

Government says more employment opportunities would be created in the tourism sector as a measure of cushioning the impact of job losses in the mining sector.

Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Minister, Catherine Namugala, said government is focusing on measures of opening up more tourist destinations in Northern province and other parts of the country to promote growth in the industry.

She told ZANIS in Mfuwe today that efforts are being made to develop basic infrastructure in potential areas before they could be opened up for tourism activities.

She indicated intentions by government to open up the Northern circuit, which would create a passage for tourist visiting destinations in that part of the country.

Zambia is among other African countries that have suffered massive job loses in the mining sector in the wake of a global economic down-turn that has resulted in a decline in copper prices on the international market.

The slump in copper prices has forced many mining companies especially on the Copperbelt province to lay off some workers as a measure of scaling down production costs and sustain operations.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Why are zambian hotel/motel/guest house prices so high? If these people want to attract tourists they need to reduce their prices . Zambia is very expensive and yet other countries which are better other better tourist rates for even car hire. A trip to zambia for a holiday costs more than a trip to the carribbean .

  2. Also the government needs to do something about the racist muzungu’s in the tourism industry being let to roam around freely

  3. no 5 u a very rite they are very racist even in other pipo s countries . mfuwe is bad and also in livingstone at the African queen cruise would rather have bazungu than indeginous fellows :-w

  4. GRZ should scrap or reduce the 5 year tax rebate for new foreign investment (company) because the same companies seem to be reappearing after 5 year but by a different name so that they continue enjoying this tax free rebates from ‘haven Zambia’. Do you guys in Zambia subject some of these companies to Interpol checks?

  5. On the average a 3 bedroomed house in the UK costs about £200,000.00. This is the same amount of money some of the so called investors are offering for investment in Zambia. Are we honestly serious as GRZ and Zambians re investment in verious sectors of our economy?

  6. If I were you RB; In 2009, I would make use of credible people like Magande, move Task Force to Police or bring back SITET; Reconcile with Sata; Reduce GRZ expenditure by cutting down on motor vehicle usage; welcom Maureen into politics without restrictions; reconcile with the church; end the plunder circus (it is costing the zambian tax payers money more); take keen interest in foreign issues (eg, the Zambian woman awaiting excution in Japan); Unite Zambians living abroad and encourage them to contribute to national development; lastly but not the least, RB (Mr President) we would love to see you enjoying your good life.

  7. ba GRZ..inama shaba mu zambia is the same kind of inama in kenya…teti mwaunfwako ne nsoni???i ve never seen not even a single advert about zambian tourism here in russia since i came 5years ago..
    i heard of zambia when our”Big” man died…come on guys improve and make us known outside ..impiya shili kuno…

  8. Catherine, its not worth creating jobs were pipo are paid peanuts (monga nima change-exile)while being used as slaves for the benefit of u politicians to stay longer in power. How much do u pay the so called game guards/rangers at the expense of those beasts in the parks)Have mercy.

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  10. Clergyman slams habit of begging

    ARCHBISHOP of Kasama, James Spaita, has condemned the growing tendency of begging by many Zambians at the expense of working hard to become self-reliant.Speaking during a Christmas mass at St John’s Cathedral in Kasama yesterday, Archbishop Spaita said begging was a bad practice which did not promote national development. Politicians have taught Zambians all they do is look to Donors.Zambians are just doing what they have learnt

  11. iwe ka catherine, where will tourists come from? potential tourists in the west are resorting more and more to in-country tourism. you need to be aggressive by putting adverts on sky and other foreign tv channels to attract tourists. anything less than that, forget it banyina.

  12. GOVERNMENT says only a limited number of miners on the Copperbelt have been retrenched as a result of the global financial crisis. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Austin Liato, said the only miners that had been laid off were Luanshya Copper Mines employees. In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Liato said contrary to media reports, most miners had retained their jobs.

    SOME IS NOT SAYING NCHOBENI HERE.

  13. She told ZANIS in Mfuwe today that “efforts are being made to develop basic infrastructure in potential areas before they could be opened up for tourism activitie”

    WOMAN, MENTION WHAT THOSE BASIC INFRASTRUCTRES. IF REALLY, I AM PLANNING FOR A TOURISM BUSINESS YOU WOULDN’T BE A SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR MY PLANS. COZ YOUR TALK WITH ZANIS WAS EMPTY. ONE NEEDS TO KNOW THE KIND OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN ORDER TO KNOW THE TYPE OF TOURISM BUSINESS TO PUT UP/IMPLEMENT. YOU WASTE PEOPLES’ TIME. SO, NEED TO ACCESS ANOTHER SOURCE IN ORDER TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN FROM YOU? JOKER

  14. Zambia needs marketers to promote tourism. My colleage fro Tanzania is doing his thesis on Tourism in his country. Iam doing mine on marketing promotions.Tanzania ads are visible on public transportation. I have never seen Zambian ads in the UK. Get me to revamp tourism in Zambia. Europe delcared Liverpool city the ”Centre of cultural attraction, 2008”. I know the strategies to use to promote the industry.

  15. But do not forget the history where this started from. The previous govt has done a lot on tourism and also predicted that tourism will create more jobs. So, if this govt honours what the plan was, then we will be happy. They should not feel shy to follow in the steps of MMD to do a good job, if it was good do it for mother Zambia. Amen.

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