Revenue collection at Chipata Airport has reduced following the absence of commercial flights.
Chipata Airport Deputy Officer in Charge, Mwape Lungo says the movement of people flying out of Chipata has reduced from 120 per month in 2014 to 16 per month this year.
Mr. Lungo explained that in 2014 when the airport had commercial flights, it was recording about 120 movements of people going out of Chipata per month but the figures have now reduced to 16 movements per month with the absence of commercial flights.
Mr. Lungo however, says revenue collection for the Chipata Airport will improve again following plans by government to expand the airport.
He says the expansion of the airport will see the coming of more commercial flights, adding that a lot of people in Chipata are beginning to appreciate air transport.
Mr. Lungo revealed this yesterday when a panel of judges led by Provincial Administrative Officer, Steven Tembo visited the civil aviation stand at this year’s Public Service Day exhibition.
Meanwhile, Mr. Tembo has urged members of the public to take interest in the Public Service Day to interact with government and parastatal employees and know their operations.
Various government and parastatal departments have displayed their stands on Parirenyatwa road to commemorate this year’s Public Service Day under the theme “Public Governance for Inclusive growth: Towards the Africa we want”.