ZAMBIA CONSIDERING EMULATING RWANDA BY REMOVING VISAS FOR ALL AFRICAN COUNTRIES

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ZAMBIA CONSIDERING EMULATING RWANDA BY REMOVING VISAS FOR ALL AFRICAN COUNTRIES

By Michael Kaluba

The Zambian government is considering removing visas for all African countries to achieve free flow and easy movement of tourists.

Speaking at the 2023 RwandAir awards in Lusaka, tourism minister Rodney Sikumba said Zambia would like to go the Rwandese way to encourage more Africans to visit Zambia as a destination.

He said the government supports initiatives such as these and appreciates the contribution of the airline as well as travel agents who promote destination Zambia through business and leisure connections with different destinations worldwide.

And Rwanda’s high commissioner to Zambia ambassador Amadin Rugina said the contribution of RwandAir to the tourism sector and general economy of that country is immense with the visit Rwanda campaign a ‘game changer’ boosting tourist arrivals and tourism offering standing at $445 million by the year 2021.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It is OK but given the level of crime fighting efficiency and effectiveness,it may cause more harm than good to the Zambians.Rwanda doesn’t spare criminals and Kagame is a no nonsense man so discipline is there in most public offices.Mwanawasa type of admin is most desirable in this regard.Love of money is what criminals capitalize on to achieve their cherished goalseto say the least… From Berlin

  2. What are the benefits when you have all African countries wallowing in poverty? Don’t follow blindly like South Africa. You will end up bringing undesirable criminals to the country to do Street vending competing with local people. Develop infrastructure and create jobs for the citizens instead of copying useless policies.

  3. Rwanda is far much advanced in record keeping of people that come into the country, Rwanda has an advanced crime detection system, if we went that way now, our very foundation will be destroyed, currently we are polluted with various John Generals who have polluted our naive women, what more when you totally open the boarders. We already are a sitting duck and have failed to remove illegal immigrants

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