THE Ministry of Tourism and Arts and other tourism related institutions are still planing to relocate to Livingstone to rejuvenate tourism activities in Zambia’s tourist capital.
Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata said her Ministry and related tourism bodies would relocate to Livingstone from Lusaka though she might not relocate because she was supposed to be in Cabinet every Monday for meetings.
Ms Kapata said in an interview that Government was currently restructuring the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) into a department of wildlife and national parks under her Ministry after which positions would be advertised and some officers would be sent to Livingstone.
“We would like to push a few people to come and take positions here in the tourist capital so that we really make sure that it becomes what it is supposed to be than keeping people.
“As I speak to you, we are just restructuring ZAWA and see which positions will be available and some adverts will be put for people to apply. Once we are set, we will see which departments will come and stay in Livingstone,” Ms Kapata said.
Early this year, Vice President Inonge Wina said plans were underway to relocate Zambia Tourism Board ( ZTB) head office and other tourism related bodies from Lusaka to Livingstone to rejuvenate tourism activities in the tourist capital.
Ms Wina said there was need to revamp the economy of Livingstone through tourism following the relocation of the provincial headquarters to Choma.