LAWRENCE Sikutwa Associates has embarked on developing tourism projects in Kafue at a total cost of US$28.2 million and plans to turn the Livingstone 14 chalet Bushfront Lodge into a four star hotel.
And Livingstone district commissioner, Omar Munsanje, has appealed for more investments in the tourism sector in Livingstone.
Speaking during a cocktail party hosted by Bushfront Lodge for its stakeholders, Victor Sikutwa, who is Lawrence Sikutwa Associates (LSA) business development director, said plans were under way to list the financial services companies such as Madison General and Madison Life on the Lusaka Stock Exchange.
“There are two projects being developed in Kafue; one being the US$8.2 million Kafue River Cliff project and a US$20 million Jakaka Village. The LSA Group has a stake in various companies and is present in Tanzania and plans to expand into other countries in the sub-Saharan Africa,” Sikutwa said.
He added that in Livingstone, LSA, which has a stake in the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, plans to expand the Bushfront Lodge into a 48-room hotel by the end of 2014.
“We plan to expand the Bushfront into a four star hotel facility to promote value-added products and also add value-added employment, being a 100 per cent Zambian entity in tandem with the PF manifesto in promoting Zambian businesses,” he said.
And Munsanje in a speech read on his behalf by Livingstone deputy mayor, Fred Sikazwe, said Livingstone had never been the same since the 20th General Assembly for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in August hosted there last year. Munsanje commended LSA for taking an initiative to expand the Bushfront Lodge into a four-star hotel.
“My government will do everything possible to support Zambians interested in investing in tourism,” said Munsanj.
From : Post Zambia
By Edwin Mbulo
28 May 2014