Government says it knows no known boundary disputes between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Lake Tanganyika.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Rayford Mbulu says in as much as there are no known border disputes, meetings to mark out, demarcate and reaffirm borders along the lake are underway.
Mr. Mbulu said the meetings are in an effort to address the issues surrounding common borders of the shared waters between the four countries.
The Deputy Minister was speaking during the oral answer session in Parliament today.
Lake Tanganyika is shared about 500 kilometres between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 90 kilometres of Tanzania and Zambia and 110 kilometres in between the DRC and Burundi, respectively.
And Mr. Mbulu said other Riparian countries will also be involved during the reaffirmation or in other cases during the demarcation process especially when dealing with the tripartite points.
Is it against this background that Zambia is engaged in the African Union (AU) boundary programme (AUBP) which was established in 2007 to mark out, demarcate and reaffirm boarders based on existing protocols as well as bilateral agreements.
Mr. Mbulu explained that various line ministries will collaboratively undertake this delimitation exercise by an auto rectified satellite and global coordinate system on the lake and the physical establishment of the median line and tripartite points common to all the four countries.
He said each of the four countries will contribute in the procurement cost of the satellite service in proportion to its segment of the waters on the lake.