Ministry in Talks with Germany Over Malape Pillars
The Ministry of Tourism says it is discussing with the Germany government through GIZ to secure funding that will partially assist in constructing some facilities at Malape Pillars in Machinga.
Ministry of Tourism spokesperson, Symon Mvundula says among the facilities will be an information center with material available in different languages and an entertainment arena.
Mvundula however says government will take over the projects that will remain after GIZ has picked up the works they will focus on.
"We understand the importance of Malape Pillars to the nation, so we are currently in talks with the Germany government through their developmental arm GIZ for them to assist us in the construction of some facilities at the pillars," said Mvundula.
Nation Coordinator for Team Adventure, Kondwani Chamwala has commended the government for the move but says there is a need to include tree planting at the site to prevent soil erosion.
"This is good news worth commending. Infrastructure development is what the place needs and most of all we must focus on planning trees around Malape Pillars which has been degrading," said Chamwala.
If upgraded, Malape Pillars will be the second revenue earner after Liwonde National Park in the tourism industry of Machinga.