ZAWA transformation for the benefit of communities – Second Lady
Kalabo, July 11/2013, ZANIS ——- Second Lady Charlotte Scott says she is aware of the many challenges that was affecting the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) as the organisation undergoes its reforms.
Mrs. Scott said that since ZAWA was being transformed , it was important for the Authority ‘s management to meet wildlife Community Resource Boards (CRB) and community leaders to explain to them the current position of ZAWA was in the country.
ZANIS reports that the Second Lady said this when she addressed wildlife Community Resource Board members and community leaders in the Council Chamber in Kalabo today.
Kalabo District Commissioner (DC) Irene Mate was among the top government leaders , among others who attended the meeting .
Mrs. Scott, who is also a Zambia Wildlife Authority Board Member, said that it was vital to identify and determine opportunities for the future development of ZAWA in the country.
She said that ZAWA in Kalabo District has significantly implemented the wildlife management to better the lives of the surrounding community.
She also said that it was important for ZAWA to be flexible and accommodating in trying to do its best in wildlife management so that it did not under-perform in the executing of its intended purposes.
Mrs. Scott said that she also appreciates the support government, traditional leaders and other stakeholders were giving to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) in the country.
During her visit to Kalabo, the Second Lady Charlotte Scott was accompanied by, Western province Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary Josephine Kamona and the Acting Western Region ZAWA Area Warden Jarton Shawa, among other officials.
Government recently commenced the transformation of ZAWA by putting in place a new board which will be looking into poor working conditions, human animal conflicts, nepotism and staff
training and promotions , among others.