Tourism minister warns poachers

By Staff Reporter


TOURISM minister Dr. Charles Banda has warned poachers and illegal wildlife traders that the law will soon catch up with them.

Speaking when he handed over 13 Ford Ranger vehicles valued at K5,348,762.32 to the department of National Parks and Wildlife this morning, Dr Banda said that Wildlife continued to be a significant base for tourism development in Zambia.

“Government considers wildlife an important component of the country’s natural capital and desires to secure it for economic growth, poverty alleviation and preservation of the country’s heritage,” he said.

And National parks director Paul Zyambo said the department felt challenged to protect wildlife by ending poaching.

He said the vehicles would also help the department in collecting the necessary revenues and move to attend to human wildlife demands across the country.

“This is the second handover of vehicles made within a month of May 2019 after recently donating 12 Nissan Hardbody vehicles.