The Ministry of Local Government and Housing has released a total of Kr1.6million (K1.6 billion) to Livingstone City Council towards the rehabilitation of the civic centre and the public library as the city prepares for the United Nations Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference.
The conference will be co-hosted by Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe from 24th to 29th August, 2013.
Local Government and Housing Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga said government was committed to successfully host the UNWTO conference hence its funding to Livingstone City Council to supplement its efforts.
In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Dr. Mulenga hoped that the financial support from government to the council will greatly help to alleviate financial gaps in the implementation of capital projects the council has embarked on to beautify the city.
He has since advised the council to ensure that the capital projects were undertaken and completed before the conference begins especially with the financial support from government.