Livingstone City Background
- Tourist Capital
- Named after the famous explorer – David Livingstone
- Population: 142,000
- Growth rate: 3.1%
- Area: It covers a land area of 695 Sq Km.
- Wards: Total of 17 Wards
- Constituencies: 1
- Ethnicity: main ethnic group in the district is Toka – Leya.
- Languages: English (official language), Lozi, and Tonga, Toka – leya, Bemba, Nyanja, Luvale and lunda.
- Home of the Victoria Falls (One of the 7 Wonders of the World)
- Elevated to City status in 1997
The significance of Hospitality Industry
|Category||Number||% of Collectable Revenue|
|3||Feeder Roads||103 Km|
|Total Road Network||165 Km|
CAPITAL PROJECTS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- The total of forty-four (44) Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects from 2009 to 2014.
- Completed 84%
International Bus Terminus
- Total Approximate Area: 8 Hectares
- 4 Hectares: Terminus
- 2 Hectares: Transit Hotel
- 2 Hectares: Intra City Bus Terminus & other commercial facilities
Key areas of Investment are Transit Hotel and Intra City Bus Terminus
Villa Sports Complex
- Total Approximate Area: 5 Hectares
- Key Area of Investment:
All Sports Complex as football, hockey, netball, basketball, tennis, swimming to mention but a few.
Construction of a By-Pass and Truck Yard
- The City is has a direct link to Zimbabwe and indirect links to Botswana and Namibia
- It has a high traffic volume of heavy duty vehicles
- The distance of Bypass: 10 Km
- Other facilities:
- Tollgate, Truck Yard (Restaurant and rooms)
Construction of a Car Park and Bus Station
- The Ultra-Modern Market will house over 250 traders from across the Country
- Approximate area: 0.3 Hectares
- Proposed facilities: Two (2) story car park and bus station to service the Eastern side of the City.
- The City currently generates huge amounts of waste which the Council along with its key stakeholders has collectively identified as a resource.
- Some of the areas of investment may include:
- Sanitary Land Fill
- Garbage Collection
Provision of Housing Estates
- Housing deficit is a problem which the Country has been grappling with and Livingstone is no exception to this problem.
- Proposed facilities: Residential (low, medium and high costs) and social amenities and commercial land uses
Convention Centre and Hotel
- The Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with the Council has reserved some pieces of land for construction of a convention centre and a hotel.
- Convention Centre: 12 hectares, in the National Park for the convention centre.
- Hotel: 3 Hectares near the Airport.
Major Challenge in the sector is the availability of water. Thus, most investments in the sector shall begin with irrigation scheme.
- Livestock Bulking Service Centre
- Agro-processing (fruits and vegetables)
- Crop growing