By Chisomo Phiri
BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday April 4,2022 launched the Malawi National Tourism Masterplan with promises to invest adequate political will and resources
Chakwera said Tonse government fully understands how tourism development remains one of the major drivers of the Malawi’s economy.
He observes that the tourism sector needs special attention with policy-making apparatus.
“Investing in our tourist attraction sites will make our beautiful country a regional and international tourist destination, thereby creating more jobs and bring more forex into the country.
“We promise to invest adequate political will and resources to the success of the investment tourism masterplan,” he said.
Chakwera added the administration will also create an enabling environment for the private sector for them to be reliable partners in the growth of the tourism industry in the country.
He therefore called upon every citizenry to contribute effectively towards the success of the master plan.
Ministry of Tourism’s Principal officer Tamanda Kaleke observes that lack of readily available land for tourism development and inadequate infrastructure support and services are factors that necessitated the development of the masterplan.
Kaleke said with the promise from Chakwera to provide adequate resources hopes the plan will achieved as scheduled.
Tourism and Culture Minister Michael Usi said assured of working hand in hand with the government and the partners towards the Achievement of the masterplan.
The masterplan which is scheduled from 2022 to 2024, is a guide on how Malawi will implement 10 priority projects across the country as one way of transforming the country through tourism development.
The investments under the plan will be financed through Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) with African Development Bank Providing some financing.