Chitotela lifts ban on Capturing, translocating wild animals

Chitotela lifts ban on Capturing, translocating wild animals


Minister of Tourism Ronald Chitotela has lifted the ban on the capture and translocation of wild animals from protected areas.

The ministry banned the translocation of animals from protected areas in October last year after reports that some foreigners were getting the animals.

The government was forced to ban the capturing of animals after residents of Mfuwe district in Eastern Province blocked trucks carrying animals from leaving the area.

But now Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotela claims the decision to lift the ban has been made in order to promote transparency in the capturing and translocation of wildlife.

He told reporters at a press briefing that the government has put in place modalities and processes after reviewing the situation, adding that other stakeholders will be involved in the process.

The government, he said, was hopeful that the decision will help boost the tourism sector and help create jobs.

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    Lweendo the Jesusist 7 days ago

    Righteousness makes a nation great, sin is a disgrace to any people…

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      Cliff Idicks 7 days ago

      The worst traged is the mind that can not see and look.Many political leaders can’t see that no matter they think to become richer through corrupt and immoral ways there end results is doom.GOD IS RIGHTEOUS AND HE HAS AND WILL NEVER BE DELIGHTED IN WICKEDNESS.Who will enter HEAVEN with riches gained through corruption.GOD is not a respector of person’s regardless of political position.

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    Timmy 1 week ago

    Kafue national park is one of the parks affected most of the time and looking at the population of animals there it is going down.we are more concerned in selling these animals than conserving.

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    Kampyompyo 1 week ago

    Iyeeeee Mayo ulusekunama!!! Do people hv God given hearts ?