UK Government Warn Zambia - Airline Will Waste Money We Don't Have
The UK government has warned that the revival of Zambia Airways risks draining the treasury.
In an opinion article, Head of Economic Growth at DFID Zambia Steve Beel stated that that the risk of a national airline becoming a drain on scarce financial resources must be uppermost in the Government’s mind as it seeks to revive Zambia Airways.
Mr. Beel noted that the revival of a national airline needs to be handled carefully in order to introduce greater competition, expand access and reduce costs.
He also appealed to the Zambian government to ensure that the overall economic benefits in reviving Zambia Airways are clearly understood and that there is a clear exit strategy in case things do not go the way envisaged.