Government says it wants to transform Northern Province into a real tourist destination following various developmental projects being undertaken in the area.
Provincial minister Brian Mundubile disclosed this when he inspected the works on the upgrading of Kasama international airport runway and the road infrastructure in Kasama district over the weekend.
Mr. Mundubile expressed happiness with the works done so far on the projects being carried-out by government in the district.
The Provincial Minister said government is ready to fund and complete all the projects it is has embarked on in Northern Province before starting new ones to avoid a backlog of projects with no meaningful impact on the people of Kasama and the region as a whole.
He said the 151 million kwacha upgrading of the Kasama runway is one such projects government is undertaking which will provide a facelift to Kasama town and enhance the tourism sector.
Mr. Mundubile has however said there is need for the speeding-up of the said project for it to meaningfully contribute to development of the province.
Over the upgrading of the Kasama/Chambeshi road, the Minister government the works will commence soon.
Mr. Mundubile showed optimism that aviation industry and road infrastructure will boost the tourism sector and improve the lives of the people of Northern Province.