‘Victoria Falls has influenced Zambia’s economic standing’

SENIOR Chieftainess Nkhomeshya Mukamambo II of Chongwe district says the Victoria Falls has influenced Zambia’s economic standing through tourism.

During the opening of David Livingstone International Academic Conference yesterday, chieftainess Nkhomeshya appealed to Zambians to visit the Livingstone Museum to enable them understand Dr Livingstone’s life.

The three-day conference has attracted several experts from the United Kingdom and the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of Zambia’s commemoration of the 200th birthday of Dr Livingstone.

“It is not in dispute that Dr Livingstone, who was the first European to visit the Victoria Falls, marketed what was to become Zambia’s major tourist attraction. The falls has influenced this country’s economic standing through tourism which is one of Zambia’s foreign exchange earners.