Deputy Minister of Tourism and Arts David Phiri says infrastructure development is key to the management of wild life in the country.
Mr Phiri told Parliament in Lusaka today that K65Million has been set aside to come up with houses for game scouts.
Mr Phiri said this in response to a question raised by Lumezi Member of Parliament Isaac Banda who wanted to find out when government will construct decent houses for game scouts and other officers in Lumezi Parliamentary Constituency.
The Deputy Minister said government is aware of the housing challenges that game scouts have in providing decent accommodation for their families.
Mr Phiri said the programme had stalled due to lack of funds but is expected to commence towards the end of the year.
Meanwhile Deputy Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Malama Mwimba said that the tarring of the Nchelenge-Mununga-Kaputa Road will commence soon.
Mr Mwimba said the contractor has already been identified and the contract will be finalized by December this year.
He was responding to a question raised by Kaputa Member of Parliament Maxas Ng’onga who wanted to find out when the tarring of Nchelenge-Mununga-Kaputa via Chienge Road will commence.
Mr. Mwimba said K500 million has already been set aside for the project which will also involve the construction of a bridge in Chiengi.