I will be spending most of my days this week in Mulanje district. Of course this is one district I love most for its scenic tea plantations that are over seen by a giant rock we proudly call Mulanje Mountain. It is so breathtaking that every chance to travel to Mulanje, I gladly take it.
This time its my company sponsoring a good four days in my self acclaimed paradise.
Today I visited Likhubula Tourism office, where out of all the places in the World the Ministry of Tourism does not have a trained professional to man the office. I wish Madame Joyce Banda appointed me a Tourism Minister today, give me a year and just K3 billion of the fertilizer subsidy money to develop Tourism.
We can make billions. I have spent good time reading the Tourists book, they think Mulanje is in heaven.
I met several American and Dutch Tourists, they told me stories which I am sure will invoke more interest towards this God given gift.
It is very sad that two Forest officials should be manning Tourism interests at this massive natural attraction.
It reminds me of World Heritage site of Chongoni where nobody gives a damn to a site worth a billion years of history.
Come one, you want alternatives to Tobacco and everything, its time Her Excellency, All the Right Honourables and every one paid by our taxes start paying attention. We can do more and earn more in Tourism.
Tell Honourable Daniel Liwimbi to send Toursim Officers in Mulanje, print brochures and start making those hundreds of tourists who spend time on Mulanje matter.
So far its only Mulanje Mountain Conversation Trust that seems is running the show, thats what I heard today anyway!