Government has disclosed that it was looking at alternative means of proving electricity to the country because hydro-electricity was currently not sustainable.
Ministry of Energy Permanent Secretary Emelda Chola said hydroelectricity was not sustainable at a time like this one when water levels in the rivers have been declining because of the changing climatic conditions.
Brigadier General Chola said renewable energy would be considered because it was environmentally friendly.
She was speaking in Ikelenge on Tuesday when a team from the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) paid a courtesy call on chieftainess Ikelenge, Muhemba the second.
And Chieftainess Ikelenge appealed to government to consider marketing potential tourism sites in her chiefdom.
She noted that the Zambezi source and the Kaleni swamps had attracted bird species which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
She said if marketed properly, these sites could become attractive tourist destinations and earn the country foreign exchange from tourists visiting the area.
The traditional leader added that the money earned from tourists could be used for other developmental projects and social services such as education and health.