Bad state of roads deter tourism to the Zambezi Source
Lusaka, June 20,ZANIS—National Heritage North Western Province Regional Coordinator Dennis Hambote says the bad state of the road to the Zambezi Source is negatively affecting tourists to the site.
Mr. Hambote says that the first quarter of 2013 the Zambezi Source experienced a very low number of tourists due to the bad state of the road.
He expressed hope that with Ikelenge being declared a district, the Mwinilunga-Ikelenge road will be renovated, which will result in easier access to the site.
ZANIS reports that National Heritage North Western Province Regional Coordinator said this in an interview in Lusaka, today.
Mr. Hambote said the renovation of the road will have a spillover effect on the number of tourists visiting the Zambezi Source.
Renovations of shelters , he said, at the Zambezi Source are almost complete, adding that only minor works are yet to be done.
He furthermore said that the renovations at the source are meant to make the stay of tourists visiting the site more comfortable and increase the number of tourists at the site.
He also said the source has experienced an increased number of local tourists this year, as compared to previous years.
Mr. Hambote urged Zambians to cherish local tourist attraction sites, as they are not only meant to be viewed by foreigners, but everyone.
Shelters at the Zambezi Source have for some time now been in bad condition, which has discouraged tourists from visiting the sites.
The renovation works which began last year are intended to increase the number of tourists visiting the site during the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly.