ZICTA tackles signage
GOVERNMENT| Sept. 7, 2012, 9:53 a.m.
By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia
Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) is planning to rolling out a project of numbering and naming streets in Zambia ahead of the UNWTO general assembly.
The project, which would be wholly funded by ZICTA, would start once relevant authorities gave the authority a list of roads and houses whose markings were faded, vandalized or does not exist.
ZICTA wants to roll out the project to alleviate the problem of poor signage in the country ahead of the United Nations World Tourism (UNWTO) general assembly next year to enable tourists and other guests locate various places.
ZICTA director general Margaret Mudenda said, “the authority would put up permanent sign posts using materials such as cement.”
Mudenda said the project, which was already being undertaken in Lusaka, would later spread to other parts of the country in residential areas, central business districts and villages.
Visitors in Livingstone, Mudenda said had a problem in identifying some places due to faded or not signage in the country’s tourist capital.
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