United Democratic Front (UDF) Member of Parliament for Mangochi Lutende, Francis William Biliati has asked government to consider constructing an international airport in the lakeshore tourism resort district of Mangochi.
Biliati said Mangochi is one of the districts in the country which attracts a lot of tourists.
“I have noted in the State-of-the-Nation Address that Kamuzu and Chileka International Airports, as well Mzuzu Airport will be rehabilitated. I wish to request government to consider constructing an international airport in Mangochi.
“This will certainly attract more tourists in the country as they will be flying directly to the Lake Malawi. Our colleagues in Zambia and Zimbabwe have constructed international airports very close to the Victoria Falls. This, therefore, enables tourists to fly directly to their preferred destination. I am positive that if this is done, we in Mangochi and the country in general, will greatly benefit,” said Biliati in parliament.
He said the tourism sector has direct linkages with other sectors of the economy with potential to generate revenue and employment.
In 2012 government said its engineers have embarked on technical assessment for the development of an airport in Mangochi which will enable the country attract tourists flying directly to the lake shore district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :