By Aamon Butao
President Lazarus Chakwera has described the country’s first ever National Tourism Investment Master Plan as a vital tool that will boost the tourism sector and shift the country’s economy to a higher level.
Chakwera said this on Monday morning in Lilongwe during the launch of the master plan that is set to run from 2022-2048 with one hundred and three projects set aside for implementation.
All the projects will be financed by the African Development Bank with about half a trillion Kwacha funding.
The National Investment Master Plan targets to spur an improvement in infrastructure such as roads and airports.
In his speech, Chakwera said tourism has to be promoted as it contributes to the growth of the country’s economy.
He said tourism is the key for economic change as it also plays a role in job creation.
Chakwera then stated that Malawi has unique species and is a wonderful place to visit.
The President has therefore called for concerted efforts in implementing the plan.