Salima District Council has unveiled plans to prioritise tourism development as a source of revenue.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Salima district tourism officer Japhet Kuweluza said it is surprising to see that the district does not have tourism facilities.
“It is somehow confusing seeing that Salima as a council doesn’t own a single tourism facility for revenue generation despite having unoccupied beautiful beaches and attractive sites.
“We are losing a lot of revenue by not prioritising and putting much investment in the tourism sector,” he said.
In his remarks, the council’s director of urban services Davis Chogawana said the district has enough resources in addition to its attractive geographical position.
“Our beautiful forests, fresh waters and friendly faces are an investment we need to capitalise on,” he said.
The district which hosts over 80 touristic lodging centres owned by the private sector, has recently seen a tremendous boom in establishment of tourist attraction centres along the shores of Lake Malawi.
Meanwhile, the district has set aside 19 hectares of land for development of tourism square. n