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‘KK MUSEUM SET FOR LUSAKA’

THE Government says it will keep the legacy of Zambia’s founding Father Kenneth Kaunda alive by establishing a museum in Lusaka in his honour and memory.

Tourism Minister Rodney Sikumba says the Government also plans to develop an interpretation centre at the Embassy Park In Lusaka where Dr Kaunda and four other former Heads of State are buried.

Mr Sikumba said the Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Museum would include a theme park and centre for the study of decolonisation in Africa.

“The Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Museum will keep the memories of our First Republican President active and the history of southern Africa,” Mr Sikumba said. Ac
Mr Sikumba said this Go during the commissioning of the TAZARA Memorial Park in Chongwe District on Wednesday.

He said decolonisation in Africa was a subject that was dear to Dr Kaunda, who ruled Zambia for 27 years after the country attained Independence in 1964.
Dr Kaunda died on June 17, 2021 aged 97.

Mr Sikumba said also that his ministry’s other plans involved the development of an interpretation centre at the Embassy Park or Presidential Burial Site to increase tourist visits there.

“To achieve this, the ministry will need the support of cooperating partners as the case was for TAZARA (Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority),” Mr Sikumba said.

Levy Mwanawasa, Fredrick Chiluba, Michael Sata and Rupiah Banda are other Zambia’s former heads of State interred at the Presidential Burial Site.

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