Zambia to exploit end of slave trade commemoration for tourism
By Staff Reporter
TOURISM Minister Dr Charles Banda says Zambia will exploit the African-American Homecoming Network, commemorating 400 years after slave trade for entering international tourism market.
Dr. Banda said government would fully participate in the commemorations scheduled for Mongu, Western Province later in August this year
“It will also create an opportunity to expose Americans to Zambia so that they can identify the tourism areas they can invest in,” he said.
The Minister was speaking when interim committee members of the network led by Induna Namamba of the Barotse Royal Establishment paid a courtesy call on him at his office.
Induna Namamba said that the event was going to change Zambia’s economic profile and called for locals to support it.
The traditional leader said Western Province was a location of choice due to the contribution of the King Mulambwa, the 10th Litunga of the Lozi people towards the end of slave trade.