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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Livingstone to get conference facility

The Zambian Government intends to construct an conference facility in Livingstone to cater for growing international events being hosted in the tourist capital, says Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba. Mr Kalaba said Government is working hard to put up ultra-modern conference facilities in Livingstone, Lusaka and other provincial centres. He said the country will be hosting the Africa Union summit in 2022 and one of the issues being looked at is the construction of a conference facility to host 53 heads of state. Mr Kalaba, who described the just ended Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten as a success, said Livingstone will again be the centre of attention as it hosts the Least Developed Countries (LDC) meeting next month. “President Lungu will open the LDC meeting which Zambia is the chair. This event will attract ministers from LDC countries,” he said. And Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu says President Lungu is committed to boost Livingstone’s economic activities. “The President wants us to make the city attractive to visitors as this has the potential of growing the tourism industry. “There is need to grow the industry so that we can create jobs, income and generate benefits that go along with the tourism industry,” he said. Mr Mubukwanu said Government is keen to have all statutory departments relating to tourism activities moved to Livingstone. Source: Livingstone to get conference facility (15/05/15)

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