Senior Chief Mukuni of Kazungula District in Southern Province is planning to set up a tourism radio station in Livingstone at a cost of about US$1 million to promote tourism in Zambia and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
The Mukuni Tourism Radio Station would be established around Mukuni Big Five area where elephants, lions, cheetahs and other animals were being kept.
Senior Chief Mukuni said the radio station would be broadcasting in French, English, Chinese, Swahili and Portuguese so that tourists coming from such countries were reached in terms of information dissemination.
He was speaking in Livingstone on Saturday at Protea Hotel during the commemoration of the SADC Day which fell on August 17, 2013.
How would this effect the already established Zambezi Fm which broadcasts its shows within the region? Will Mukuni Fm take the limelight by broadcasting in a number of languages?
|Fast facts about Mukuni Radio Station:|
|Where will the station be based||Livingstone|
|Cost of set up||US$1 million|
|Established around what sector||Mukuni Big Five area (Tourism Radio Station)|
|Languages it would be broadcasted in||French, English, Chinese, Swahili, Portuguese|
The SADC Day, which also involved a media tour to Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe and in Livingstone to check preparatory works for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly, was organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services.
Speaking at the same function, Zimbabwean ambassador to Zambia Lovemore Mazemo urged the media to encourage many people to visit the two countries.
Date: 18 August 2013