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Integrate with the rest of Zambia, Tourism Minister urges African Americans reconnecting roots to
INTEGRATE WITH THE REST OF ZAMBIA, TOURISM MINISTER URGES AFRICAN - AMERICANS RECONNECTING ROOTS TO BAROTSELAND
Sunday, 11 August 2019 | By News Editor, Barotseland Post
LUSAKA. Zambia’s Tourism and Arts Minister, Ronald Chitotela, has called for the need to integrate and connect Black-African Americans, who have chosen to track and reconnect with their ancestral roots, to the rest of Zambia.
Mr Chotela said this when a 12 - member delegation of the Homecoming Project led by their president Eric Sheppard of the United States of America and Induna Namamba of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) paid a courtesy call on him.
“Through this, the Americans behind the initiative will be able to appreciate what Zambia has to offer in terms of tourism and become tourism ambassadors for the country,” Mr Chitotela said.
He said his Ministry would support the project and ideas that come with it as it has the potential to promote Zambia as a tourist destination of choice for international travellers Worldwide.
The Minister said the Americans need to have a broader view of the country so that they can tell a detailed and sellable story when they go back home.
And Eric Sheppard said Diversity Restoration Solutions, the organization behind Homecoming Project, has established a strategic partnership between The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a US Federal Government Agency, and Barotseland which needs to be turned into a tourism partnership.
SOURCES: The Lusaka Star, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) https://www.youtube.com/channe....l/UCxa3LX5VGeqOK51tT
VIDEO (00:2:28): ZNBC 19:00hrs Main News, 8th August 2019
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