Four of Zambia's international airports are set to share a massive cash injection from the Government to the tune of nearly US$1 Billion.
The four airports set to share this investment are US$360 million for Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, $522 million for Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport, $50 million for Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, while the level of investment to overhaul Mfuwe International Airport is currently being revised and looked at.
"When the airports' transformation is completed, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport specifically, will bear comparison with the best airports in Africa, both in infrastructure as well as in services delivery." Robinson Misitala, the National Airports Corporation Limited (NACL) managing director explained.
He went on to say "It goes without saying that as people fly in and out of a country, the first and last image they carry is centred on the airport outlook. Hence, we strongly feel the need to give visitors to Zambia something positive when they fly in and out of Lusaka, or when they use any of the three other international airports."
Spending this amount money on improving Zambia's infrastructure is a positive step from the Government and can potentially influence other external companies to look at investing both time and money into businesses within the country and further Zambia's ambition to become an investment capital in Southern Africa.