in

Zambia Moves Its Capital From Lusaka To Ngabwe In The Centre!!

Authorities in Zambia are planning big on moving the capital city from Lusaka in the southern part of the country to Ngabwe which is in the centre.

The decision was announced by the Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa who said the choice has been proposed to the cabinet as Lusaka congested and disqualified to be the capital city, local media Lusaka Times reports.

“When you look at Lusaka in the next 10 years, the city will not be able to sustain us. The rate at which commerce and industry and official activities are growing cannot be met with Lusaka’s ability to grow its capacity,” Mulusa said.

He said feasibility studies for the new capital city based on the modern principles of sustainable development will begin immediately after cabinet approval.

When you look at Lusaka in the next 10 years, the city will not be able to sustain us. The rate at which commerce and industry and official activities are growing cannot be met with Lusaka’s ability to grow its capacity.

Loading...

Ngabwe in the central province has vast land and ideal for the capital city as it is located between Lusaka and Ndola where two of the country’s largest airports are being built, the minister explained.

The choice of Ngabwe was supported by opposition Green Party which advised that the various arms of government should be spread across the country.

“There is need to decentralize central government by relocating the executive, legislature, and judiciary to different locations. This is good for the country, not only for spatial reasons, but also as a means for equitable distribution national resources and promoting national unity,” Green Party President Peter Sinkamba said in a statement.

Zambia has a population of about 16.2 million with an estimated 2 million living in Lusaka which is one of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa.

Loading...

Written by How Africa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

These Countries Don’t Exist On The World’s Map, Rejected By United Nations, Yet People Take Ghost Visas To Visit Them

National Telecom Regulatory Authority

Egypt Blocks Al Jazeera, 20 Other Websites For “Supporting Terrorism”!!