Sesheke, March 1, ZANIS—– Government says it is committed to expand the spread of wild life as it endeavours to secure funds to enable the project to succeed.
Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo disclosed this in Sioma on Wednesday when she officially handed over an aircraft and a hangar that has been donated by Mr. Neville and Mrs. Pamela Isdell to Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).
Ms Masebo said that the PF government fully realizes that the ministry of tourism and arts is an important ministry which is expected to play a major role in spearheading Zambia’s economic development through tourism.
She said that last year government released KR15 million recapitalisation funds to ZAWA to demonstrate the PF’s commitment towards conservation and the protection of wildlife.
Ms Masebo further disclosed that the functions of the tourism sector were streamlined by creating the ministry of tourism and arts which now provides the ministry with the opportunity of addressing key issues affecting the sector.
“I am pleased to inform you that the process of construction works at the proposed site for the new park headquarters and associated living quarters in Sioma within the Silowana complex is underway.” said Ms Masebo.
Meanwhile, Ms Masebo has congratulated the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA- TFCA) Secretariat, the men and women in uniform under ZAWA, the local KAZA TFCA Pioneers and the local community leadership for their positive contributions to the KAZA TFCA programme.