Re­lo­cate vil­lagers from air­port area

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — Vil­lagers of Lupinyu area near Vic­to­ria Falls In­ter­na­tional Air­port need to be re­lo­cated as they are too close to the run­way. I think a dis­tance of 20km or there about could be ideal.

The air­port has been up­graded to meet in­ter­na­tional stan­dards as a re­sult there is need for safety.

Cat­tle from the vil­lage stray onto the run­way de­spite the beau­ti­fully erected perime­ter fence. This could be a haz­ard if not swiftly re­dressed.

Air buses may de­velop me­chan­i­cal faults while land­ing or tak­ing off thereby in­jur­ing vil­lagers and their prop­erty.

I con­tend that Lupinyu vil­lagers should be re­set­tled to safe ar­eas such as Chi­dobe or B.H 10 leav­ing the air­port a free zone.

Live­stock can be a men­ace to the air­port and the is­sue could be re­dressed once re­lo­ca­tion of peo­ple has been done. Ad­mit­tedly, re­lo­ca­tion is costly but we are con­sid­er­ing the po­ten­tial dan­ger which is loom­ing.

Do some­thing about this now. Victor “The Bro­ken Gas­ket” Sibanda, Vic­to­ria Falls

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