Tourism and Arts Minister Hon. Sylvia T. Masebo MP has distanced herself from a statement on her Facebook page stating that she will do what it takes to defend wildlife in the country because it is key to tourism development.
Ms. Masebo told ZNBC News in an interview that the posting could have been made by computer hackers with evil intentions to create war between herself and Lands Minister Harry Kalaba. She says the public should ignore the posting because it was not posted by her.
The Minister has further explained that recent reports of her being against the Kangaluwi Mining Project in the Lower Zambezi National Park, when she appeared before the parliamentary committee, were supposed to be held in camera* [*in private]. She says her statement of not being for the idea was as a response to a question that was put to her on her thoughts.
Ms. Masebo added that the project was actually started during the MMD Government and the PF Government only found it when it assumed office. She says she will not be drawn into petty issues by people with evil intentions who are making the matter political.
The truth like everyone knows is that the MMD refused to grant the licence for mininng