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Tourism Council happy with the tarring of Chipata-Mfuwe road

Economy Tourism Council happy with the tarring of Chipata-Mfuwe road

The Tourism Council of Zambia has commended government for funding the tarring of the 104 kilometre Chipata-Mfuwe road.

Tourism Council of Zambia Chairperson Marc O’Donnell told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka that the council was happy that government has invested in infrastructure development in the country.

Mr. O’Donnell said infrastructure development was one way of attracting both local and foreign tourists and investors in the country.

He said the tarring of the Chipata-Mfuwe road would enhance the tourism sector in the country, which faced a number of setbacks because of poor road infrastructure.

Mr. O’Donnell said the council was happy that government was determined to implement measures that would improve the tourism sector.

He explained that Mfuwe has potential for tourism because of its proximity to the South Luangwa National Park, which is well known for its walking safaris.

He added that the other national parks namely North Luangwa, Luambe, and Lukusuzi National Parks would also benefit from the tarring of this road.

Mr. O’Donnell said the upgrading of the road would significantly help improve the lives of people through easy transportation of people, goods, and services.

Sable Construction Company has been engaged to tar the road, which started on December 18th 2009 at an estimated cost of K290 billion. The project is expected to be completed by April this year.



  1. Just a quick question. Is the Zambian Tourism Board (ZTB) chairperson Mark O’Donnell a Zambian, born and raised there? This has nothing to do with racism but the fact that if they are paying him dollars or pounds it is considered “LEAKAGE.” That money usually benefits other economies when it leaves Zambia, instead of circulating in our economy. Only unless we don’t have Zambians qualified for this job is when we can hire outsiders. Just like abroad, companies hire internally first before posting for jobs externally. It is less costly to cross train within an organisation than hiring a person and having to train them from the beginning. It (seems) Zambia does not want to invest in its own people such as educating youth and university students and depend on foreigners to work for them.

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