EASTERN Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, gives his address during the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata.
EASTERN Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, gives his address during the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata.
GOVERNMENT has warned lodge owners in South Luangwa National Park (SLNP) to desist from quoting goods and services in dollars.

Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo said the trend of quoting goods and services in dollars is hindering the growth of domestic tourism.

Mr Kasolo said lodge owners in SLNP were deliberately charging in dollars to prevent Zambians from accessing their tourism sites.

He said at a press briefing in Chipata on Thursday last week that Government would also not entertain any investor who will be found wanting of mistreating Zambians.

“The lodge owners in SLNP, who are charging their services in dollars and do not want to adhere to Government directive, should stop this bad practice,” Mr Kasolo said.

He said most Zambians have failed to visit the national park because of the selfishness of the people operating lodges in the area.

Mr Kasolo said it has come to his attention that some lodges close their facilities when there are no foreign tourists visiting the park to prevent Zambians from accessing their services.

He said there is need for lodge operators to allow Zambians to start appreciating their God-given natural resources.

And Mr Kasolo has warned of legal action against people mining gold illegally in Petauke district.

He said it is illegal for anyone with prospecting licence to venture into gold mining because such licences only allows interested people to carry out exploration works to ascertain whether an area has minerals or not.

Mr Kasolo said he is aware of some foreigners who are inciting Zambians to venture into illegal activities for their economic gain.

He said no one has a valid gold mining licence in the area and that when caught, such individuals will be treated as criminals.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with him.

    The Government of president Lungu doesn’t need businesses undermining them.

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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    • ZRA should checkout Rudo C Kabamba and her Congolese womanizer husband in Chadleigh. they have 16 flats on one plot. The rentals at the cockroach infested property are not below 1000 US$ . They take hard cash no reciepts no tax paid.

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    • ZRA should checkout Rudo C Kabamba and her Congolese womanizer husband in Chadleigh. they have 16 flats on one plot. The rentals at the c o c k r o a c h infested property are not below 1000 US$ . They take hard cash no reciepts no tax paid.

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  2. Another example of the appointment of an incompetent ignoramus!

    He ought to get a phone with a calculator function so he can convert Dollars to Kwachas and Kwachas to Dollars in seconds!

    Does this FUUL think these lodge owners are not accepting Kwachas for their services ???????

    Iwe, go back to school and learn how to do arithmetic. Then you may start to understand how business works. Instead of being a useless parasite making empty noise while living on Taxpayers money!

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    • This sort of cheap politicking can not promote business,zambians fail to go to these places mainly due to unemployment or no surplus income.Our hotels are patronized by civil servants like yourself and politicians at the cost of tax payers.People who genuinely work for their money are more prudent in its expenditure.

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