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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 15:52

Zomba City to own part of Zomba Mountain

Written by  Synd Kalimbuka

ZOMBA, January 3, 2017: Barely three months after the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism called on different stakeholders to take part in conserving environment to enhance tourism industry in the country, Zomba City Council has revealed its plan to own part of Zomba Mountain.

Chief Executive Officer, Dyson Jangiya revealed this recently when Roads Fund Administration officials toured some of its projects in the city.

Jangiya said the city had plans to own part of the mountain as one way of taking part in conserving the environment and making sure that Zomba restores its glory.

“Apart from the roads the council is constructing in the city, the glory of Zomba City cannot be complete if the mountain remains in its current dilapidated condition,” he said.

Jangiya added that restoring the glory of Zomba Mountain would enhance tourism attraction which will in turn increase revenue collection for the city.

“Councils in other countries have developed after investing in mountains which is giving us optimism that Zomba Mountain can help us generate revenue,” said Jangiya.

In an interview on Tuesday, The Plantation Manager for Zomba Forest Reserves, Leonard Kamangadazi said his office was not aware of the city’s plans to own the mountain.

Zomba Mountain is one of the country’s mountains which attract tourists due to its features, although environmental degradation remains the major challenge.

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