President Edgar Lungu says government is committed to promoting the tourism sector as it is one of the areas that is vital for the country’s economic development.
President Lungu has noted that the tourism industry has a lot of potential and government wants to see that more support is given to the sector, in order to exploit its potential.
The President also reiterated the need for the country to train local entrepreneurs in best practices and approach in the tourism industry so that they become more competitive.
He was speaking at State House in Lusaka today when visiting United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololilashvili paid a courtesy call on him.
President Lungu noted that the visit by UNWTO Secretary General is welcome and timely as the country is currently experiencing effects of climate change, on wildlife and human-animal conflict in the tourism sector which needs concerted efforts to be addressed.
The Head of State said he wishes to engage the UNWTO in areas where the country has wildlife to find effective situations to manage the problem.
And UNWTO, Secretary General, Zurab Pololilashvili, said Zambia should use its tourism potential for sustainable development.
Mr Pololilashvili said there is need for the Zambian government to collaborate with the UNWTO to create long term projects that would attract more tourists to the country.
The UNWTO Secretary General also noted that connectivity is another important area that should be strengthened in Zambia’s tourism sector.
He noted that both the domestic and Zambia National airlines will be a big success in the sector and that the national airline will be one of the most competitive component in promoting tourism in the African region.
Is that monkey that p***ed on RB still there at state house? that can make a good tourist attraction
Kaseba-Sata can be a good replacement for Lungu as his deputy President.
Where was Minister of Wild life Chitotela, in ZAWA uniform?
But Ba Edgar:
Luo and Chitotela both given job to take care of animals, one domestic and other wild.
As soon as he goes we are going to poach the 2000 hippos in the name of culling.
This Lazy Lungu is detached from reality …if you are serious about promoting tourism why did you go ahead with culling hippos only for the trophyhunting company to back off due to negative publicity their were recieving.
Tourism in Livingstone down 22% yoy That’s national heritage figure. As a tour operator we constantly battle the noise made all night by nightcljbs and others, the fals and road to the bridge are treated as a truck park, hgv trucks race through town continually even through the night, there is litter and filth everywhere and endless hassle by street vendors. Tourists are heading to Victoria falls town in Zimbabwe and zambia looses because no one in local or national government seems able to grasp why toursts come to zambia and what they want and dont want when they are here. We need a serious government led martial plan for Livingstone. If we cantmake tourism work there then there is no hope.
Unfortunately the dummies in government and Livingston local government will only act if they will have some personal benefits to their pockets.
They have no clue as to what’s their real job, Development to them means building new roads at inflated costs.
As for Noise pollution, Litter and filth you are most likely to find that in the local government officials homes as well and they see nothing wrong with that.
The chief tourist is Lungu, unfortunately at tax payers expense
This talk of promoting tourism goes on for years and what’s the outcome NOTHING.
Shame on you….
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