By Scoop Reporter
MINISTER of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotela has called in the newly-appointed Kawambwa District Commissioner (DC) James Kalumba to spearhead tourism development projects at Lumangwe and Ntumbachushi Falls Heritage sites so that the two contribute to national treasury.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the DC, Mr. Chitotela, who was in Kawambwa on a working tour, said the officer is familiar with the developmental needs of the area and that he, as minister, will work to help the new appointee succeed.
He says the Lumangwe product development is long overdue, considering that the site is the second largest in the country after the Victoria Falls in Livingstone.
He says it is time to create collaboration between tour operators in the Southern Tourism Circuit and those in the Northern Circuit to share best practices of the industry.
And Mr. Kalumba said the tourism potential of Kawambwa cannot be overemphasized and that what he will need is support from the Minister as he starts his tour of duty in the district.
He says he is cognisant of the potential tourism has on the national economy and that heritage sites once development will change the profile of the Kawambwa.
He says the K30 million announced by the President Edgar Lungu will also help youths involved in creative and cushion the bottleneck created by the advent of COVID -19.
Until his latest appointment this month, Mr. Kalumba was Patriotic Front (PF) Kawambwa District chairperson for Kawambwa District.