Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska says launching a national airline will help unlock Zambia’s potential in various sectors of the economy.
Dr. Msiska says the country is assured of good returns on the investments in the air transport sector.
He said this during an Economics Association of Zambia -EAZ- discussion forum in Lusaka on the national airline and the best economic model.
Dr. Msiska said government has undertaken extensive consultations on the best model to run a national airline.
He called on the Economic Association of Zambia to allocate more time for proper dialogue with government and stakeholders on the national airline.
And Ministry of Transport and Communication Permanent Secretary Misheck Lungu said it is important for the country to be air linked.
Mr. Lungu said it is possible to own a national airline with the right policies and partnership.
Meanwhile Center for Trade Policy and Development Executive Director, Isaac Mwaipopo welcomed the decision to establish a national airline.