13 November 2012

Zambia: National Airline Welcome

ZAMBIA has never had a national airline for more than a decade now and this has given advantage to foreign airlines.

Recent revelations by Tourism and Arts Deputy Minister David Phiri at the just -ended London 2012 World Tourism Market that Government is in the process of coming up with the national airline, are quite exciting.

This country's vigorous programme to develop and market the tourism industry especially in view of the upcoming UNWTO general conference, cannot be so much successful without a national airline.

Pollution source of concern

ENVIRONMENTAL pollution still remains a source of great concern in Zambia but efforts through sensitisation have been stepped up to address the situation.

Disposable plastic containers, carrier bags and other items pose an ugly spectacle throughout our towns and cities.

This is a great challenge to the private sector which should consider investing in the recycling of solid waste materials to control the menacing problem of pollution.

Dairy sector has potential

THE Government in the next Budget should consider giving incentives to the dairy sector which has great potential to contribute to Zambia's Gross Domestic Product.

Apart from creating employment opportunities, the sector has remained the main source of income for the majority of small -scale dairy farmers in rural areas.

The sector is in dire need of incentives and wants Government to reduce Value Added Tax and also to zero- rate the importation of equipment to be used for value addition to the milk being produced.

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