GOVERNMENT plans to relocate the Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) and National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) headquarters from Lusaka to Livingstone.   This is aimed at enabling the two institutions to market the tourist capital’s potential aggressively, Vice-President Inonge Wina said last Monday, when she called on Chief Mukuni of the Toka-Leya people in Kazungula.

Ms Wina said Government departments dealing with tourism should be stationed in Livingstone, so that they can effectively implement measures that will revamp the tourist capital and make it a centre of excellence. The shift of the headquarters of the provincial administration from Livingstone to Choma has resulted in economic regression in the tourist capital, a predicament which needs to be addressed urgently.

She added that Government wants Livingstone to be turned into a centre of tourism excellence, so that the country can attract and receive more international tourists who will, in turn, boost the country’s economy through foreign exchange. Ms Wina appealed to Chief Mukuni, who is also a local and regional tourism investor, to assist Government in revamping and promoting cultural tourism, which plays a crucial role in improving the lives of people in villages.


Vice-President of Zambia Inonge Wina