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Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula airport receives 2018 best African airport award


Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula airport

The Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (HMNIA) in Livingstone, Southern Province has been awarded the best Africa airport in 2018, by the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa.

The International Airport which is operated by Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) was chosen, following an extensive evaluation process from a number of entries received by ACI Africa.

Despite fierce competition, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport’s infrastructure and processes were rated as the best in Africa within its category.

The award will be presented at the prestigious ACI Africa Conference and Annual General Assembly, to take place from October 14th-17, 2018 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited was established in 1989 through the amendment of the Aviation Act, Chapter 444 of the Laws of Zambia, which has been repealed and replaced by the Aviation Act No. 5 of 2016.

It is also incorporated under the Companies Act Chapter 388 of the Laws of Zambia.

The Corporation’s mandate is to develop, maintain and manage the four designated international airports, namely Kenneth Kaunda in Lusaka, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe in Ndola, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula in Livingstone, including Mfuwe in Eastern Province.

The development also includes three strategic and seven provincial aerodromes, with the provision of air navigation services throughout the Zambian Airspace.

This is according to a press statement made available to ZANIS by Zambia Airports Communications and Brand Manager Mweembe Sikaulu in Lusaka today.


    • You don’t necessarily have to be negative about any good that comes out of your country. From the article, I quote:
      “Despite fierce competition, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport’s infrastructure and processes were rated as the best in Africa within its category.”
      That means there are categories and in this appropriate category, infrastructure and processes where parameters considered. Of course you don’t expect the nitty-gritties in a news article, google is there for such details. Though the title of the article can be misleading, we can always use common sense to infer what is being talked about.


    • Why do you want the Criteria for this award.
      Do you receive all criteria for all the award that happen in Zambia or world over?
      What interest for this one?

      Just learn to appreciate where awards are due and not questioning the process.

    • What good can come from Zambianosaur? That’s not your Airport! Was it built by Zambians using Zambian Money? The Tourists asked their governments to put money in form of debt into this and Foreign Engineers and Experts to do it for Zambianosaur! Zambianosaur is conquered through debt and state capture! The main Tourist attraction now is Zambianosaur – the open prison and Zoo where the Negr0s sit in fear of their Negr0id leaders and in awe of the White man’s Superiority in everything!

    • Criteria fuu? HAZALUZA HAGAIN! HATRIBES H-organisation never cease to H-amaze me! Let’s develop this thing! It will NEVER be president!

    • It’s Bush airports category. We beat airports like Lubumbashi, bulawayo and Bukavu. In the end, it was down to Lubumbashi and Livingstone. Well done home town; thank you President Li Jinping.

    • That is the problem with pf cadres, they think this was their project just like they think the Kazungula bridge project was their initiative. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula was opened in 2012 a year after pf came to power, yet it was the MMD who initiated the project. The cost was reasonable because ba koswe were not involved. You can continue to consult but remember the airport in Southern province not Luapula or Muchinga province.
      Kwena this is nice. Nomba Southern province ili pa world map.Yangu bane.

  1. Yes they have not told us what criteria they used. Zambia having the best airport in Africa!! Hmmmml…..kaya

    • The used the Mapatizya Formula! Love it now? Will you H-accept it now? Tribal Gathering! HATRIBES! Africans who doubt that nothing good can come out of their countries are a let down to Africa! No wonder they are like HH trying to sell their countries.

    • Katoloshi@ 2.1 at least if they had told us the criteria used we could have assessed for ourselves. We have seen good airports in Africa. Did they assess by the number of muzungus coming to see the vic falls?

  2. This appraisal was not done by Zambians.Why is it that we Zambians always celebrate bad and evil things said about our country?Who bewitched this Nation that never cherishes good things said about them?

  3. This was as the result of of hide investment in the upgrading of the airport infrastructure including the expansion of the runway. One thins you can’t takeaway from the of government is the determination to uplift the face of Zambia. Even if they loose in 2016, they will remain in the history of the country as a government which changed the country only second to unip. The next government will be very lack because of have done a lot in 7 years in term of infrastracure development in all sectors of the economy. Hospital, district hospital. Cancer hospital, over 600 clinic universities , modern secondary schools, development of new districts,, dams, development and expansion of power generating plants, fire tenders for all towns, no employment freeze, road and bridges, improved access…

    • At what cost ba SOSO? And how much money has been siphoned because of development? Am surprised that you mention fire tender which has cost the country $42 million ( average cost of a fire tender is $500,000 Mercedes Benz) what for? New hospitals without drugs, Universities in Luapula and Muchinga provinces, hey?
      In the end, the country has been mortgaged because of one side type of development. You are happy now.

  4. Thanks ba curiosity but please a dress the general idea in my post not isolating one issue for the reasons I don’t understand. What I laboured to say is that in terms of actual development Pf have scored better than 20 years of mmd and that the it will be holiday for the next government after 2021 whoever it will be because Pf have done extriily well in infrastructures. If stealing can do what Pf have done the it better to have thieves in the next government for us to contenue sing this massive development than havering the likes of magnate RB. Musok9twane who boasted to men of integrety and managed the economy well without anything to show olin term of visible development. If Pf are just thieves then you telling people that thieves knows how to develop a country. If the opposition…

  5. you reap what you sow, those who condemn everything because its PF in power will reap the same but then they’ll also complain just as it is now; so learn to appreciate when good things are done and criticise when wrongs are done because you cant just condemn wholesomely unless you are a sadist, wicked & evil savage. We don’t support everything PF is doing some are good while some are bad, by the way I’m neither PF nor UPND so I’m very independent in my opinion & view.

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