Prince Harry has offered to boost Zambian tourism, in particular wildlife, by facilitating the movement of between 500-1000 elephants from Botswana into the Kafue National Park.
State House spokesperson Amos Chanda disclosed this to journalists following a closed-door meeting between President Edgar Lungu and Prince Harry at State House today.
Chanda said President Lungu and the Duke of Sussex held talks for over 30 minutes during which they both shared a similar passion to conserve Zambia’s wildlife.
He said Prince Harry has taken a keen interest of the Kafue National park where he has given the offer to assist Zambia acquire hundreds of elephants to be moved into the Kafue National park under the auspice of African parks an organisation where the Prince sits as chair.
Chanda said the President welcomed the development and gave his full backing knowing too well that African Parks had done a tremendous job in Liuwa National park and Bangweulu swamps.
He revealed that government through the ministry of tourism will sign a memorandum of understanding to cement this development.
Chanda added that successful fulfilment of the project will double tourism numbers in the country by 2030.
He also revealed that the project will result in job creation as well as empowerment to Zambians.
Chanda further revealed that the two discussed Zambia’s place in the Commonwealth.
He said the Prince recognised Zambia as a peacemaker and urged her to continue playing that role.
Zambian Eye (Zambia)