Govt urged to speed-up bottom road works

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Govt urged to speed-up bottom road works

Sinazeze, June  10, 2013, ZANIS — A local businessman in Sinazongwe has appealed to   government to speed – up the works on the famous bottom road ahead  of the forth-coming United Nations World Tourism Organisation conference in August.

Mr Johann Jordan, a co-manager  of Kariba Bush Parks along the shores of Lake Kariba, says there is need for government to consider speeding- up the works on the bottom road to open up the district to local and international  tourists ahead of the UNWTO conference.

  ZANIS reports that Mr Jordan said this when Gender deputy minister Josephine Limata  made a stop over at Kariba Bush Parks on the outskirts of Sinazongwe in the southern province yesterday.

Mrs Limata is on a working visit in southern province to familiarize herself with women and child development activities in the area.

  He said other than the famous Victoria Falls as the lead tourist attraction during the forthcoming UN WTO summit, Sinazongwe had other tourist attractions such as wildlife and water rafting which the tourists can explore during the UNWTO conference.

  The Bottom road is one of those identified for construction by government under the  Link Zambia 8000 project launched by President Michael Sata to open up remote parts of the country to economic development.

  And  Mr. Jordan has urged the Zambia Wildlife Authority ( ZAWA ) to be proactive by utilizing various tourism spots in the country for income generation.

  Mr . Jordan said there are various ways the ZAWA management can utilize the parks and fauna such as islands on Lake Kariba to generate income for the treasury.

He also told the minister and her entourage that consultations had reached an advanced stage with the traditional leadership in the area to set up game ranches in the area.

  He pledged his support to the venture which he said would be of great benefit to communities in the area.