Zambian President Edgar Lungu who is in the country for 51st
Independence Anniversary Celebrations will on Tuesday sign the Malawi/Zambia Trans Frontier Conservation Areas (TFCA) Treaty with Professor Peter Mutharika at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.
The two countries have been working together in the joint management of protected areas along the common border within the TFCA.
The project is aimed at protecting
wildlife in the National Parks and Game reserves and promoting biodiversity in the border districts.
Through the TFCA, Zambia and Malawi will work together to manage the Nyika and Kasungu National Parks and the Vwaza Marsh wildlife reserve.
On the Zambian side, the TFCA includes areas such as: Nyika, Likusuzi and North Luangwa National Parks, Musalangu
Game Management Area, Lundazi,
Mitenge and Makutu National Forest Reserve.
Zambia and Malawi signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2004 to commence formal negotiations for the establishment of Malawi/Zambia TFCA.
Upon arrival in Blantyre on Sunday, President Lungu and the First Lady Esther were conferred with the Free Person of the City Status by the Blantyre City Assembly.-Nyasa Times