Thousands of Zambians who have encroached on Lukusuzi and Kasungu National parks are in the next two weeks expected to be relocated through the efforts of the Provincial Administration.
This came to light during the Malawi-Zambia bilateral stakeholders’ workshop looking at harmonisation of policies and management practices in the Malawi- Zambia Trans frontier Conservation Area, TFCA, held in Chipata.
Provincial Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo revealed that the move has been taken as per directive from President Edgar Lungu during the signing of the bilateral treaty by the Zambian and Malawian head of states, in July this year.
This was to formally establish the Malawi – Zambia Trans frontier conservation area.
And Mr. Kasolo says that the operationalization of the treaty will allow for conservation of wildlife and other natural resources across the border of both countries.
He further observed that through the treaty, promotion of cross border tourism will be effected and that this will also pave way for socio economic development especially for the local communities living within the confines of the TCFA.
Mr. Kasolo further commended partners who have come on board to give financial assistance towards formulation of key documents of the TCFA.