By Kenneth Jali
Two top notch investors from the United States of America have entered negotiations with Malawi Government on the possibility of investing in cable cars on Mulanje Mountain, Africa’s third tallest foothill.
Malawi joins Kenya and Tanzania, among other countries, that this year also announced a similar ambitious plan with the aim of boosting their tourism sector.
In the sub-Saharan region of Africa, only Nigeria and South Africa have functioning cable cars that have ably boosted their tourism industry.
Malawi President Peter Mutharika said over the weekend the ambitious plan will also extend to Zomba Mountain in the eastern region to further boost tourism activities.
The two mountains are among the top tourist attraction destinations in Malawi and Southern Africa.
Without disclosing the names of the films engaged and their details, Mutharika said in Mulanje on Saturday, that government has already courted the already willing investors.
“There are two companies that have expressed interest to invest in cable cars. My government will soon embark on the project that will totally transform works of tourism on the two mountains,” said Mutharika.
The cable cars will reduce the existing journey to the pinnacle of the two tourist attraction sites.
With the cars, tourism activities will be enhanced because of the fascinating view they will have from the two mountain tops.-MANA