Livingstone’s business community has been advised to assist Government to protect the different infrastructure set up within the tourist capital for the Twentieth session of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly organized a few weeks ago.
Livingstone City found in Zambia as well as Victoria Falls town found in Zimbabwe co-hosted the important UNWTO General Assembly from 24th to 29th August.
A number of infrastructure like roads, a taxi rank, Maramba Cultural Village, Victoria Falls curio market, public lavatories plus a new terminal building found at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport were built and modified in preparation of the event. Other roads plus infrastructure such as the modern town-centre market as well as an international bus terminal remained under construction within the city.
Kingsley Lilamono the former Livingstone Tourism Association chairperson said that tour operators along with other business community members should assist the Government protect the infrastructure. The manager of Limbo Lodge found in the town Mr Lilamono, mentioned in an interview that the Livingstone City Council and Government had already carried out their part to ascertain the different infrastructure which the business community must help to take excellent care of.
He added that Livingstone has turned out as the cleanest towns in the whole of Zambia and it is today a genuinely tourist capital. So Tour operators plus other business community members working in Livingstone must partner with Government to keep up cleanliness within the city. He explained numerous trees were planted to add charm to the city which was essential that operators supplemented the efforts of the council in preserving the plants. Mr Lilamono explained that Government funding had reduced following the UNWTO conference; therefore residents must take ownership of these projects.
He also said that the infrastructure would mostly profit the private sector as a lot more tourists along with other investors could be drawn to this tourist capital.