Malawi, Zambia strengthen partnership

Bright Msaka

Malawi and Zambia have cemented a treaty the two governments signed last year in a bid to protect wildlife and game reserves.

The treaty was signed last year when President of Zambia Edgar Lungu came to Malawi for independence celebrations.

During the cementing of the agreement between the two countries, minister of natural resources and mining Bright Msaka said the treaty will strengthen the partnership between the two countries.

“The treaty was signed in a bid to combat wildlife crimes and without collaboration we cannot win the battle,” said Msaka.

Bright Msaka
We want wildlife to be protected.: Msaka

He added that Malawi and Zambia will be working together to protect wildlife at Vwaza Game Reserve, Nyika National Park  and Kasungu National Park on the common borders of the two countries.     

Msaka further said that the rangers from the two countries will be trained together to use the same firearms and conduct patrols together.

According to Msaka, this will end the blame game between the two countries of failing to protect wildlife.