By Kelvin Kamayoyo
Zambian Economist, Scholar and BuyZed Technical Advisor, who noted that African Rivers must be harnessed in order to maximise their commercial value. Let’s conserve the Zambezi River and its wetlands because its valuable for tourism, agriculture, regional trade, livestock, and provide fertile land for planting nitrogen fixing trees. Zambezi River being the fourth longest River in Africa and its proven ability to positively impact on human lives and ecosystem of over 10 countries in many aspects ought to be conserved and its existing resources utilised in a much more sustainable manner. The Zambezi River and its wetlands presents great opportunities that can enhance intra-regional trade through smooth interconnectedness for reduced trade costs, increased agricultural production for food security, introduce carbon and wildlife credit markets for green jobs, and accumulated river and surrounding species which are of nutrition value to human beings.