INSTITUTIONALIZE LIBERATION ROUTE HON CHARLES BANDA ZAMBIA

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Pretoria -Friday, 30th March, 2018

INSTITUTIONALIZE LIBERATION ROUTE HON CHARLES BANDA
ZAMBIA has made presentations on the role she played during the African Liberation Struggle at the SADC Ministerial Round Table Meeting being held in Tshwane South Africa.

Zambia’s Minister of Arts and Tourism Charles Banda, who represented Zambia at the meeting, says there is need to institutionalise the liberation trail so that the correct story about the struggle and its achievement was preserved for both current and future generations.

Speaking during presentations at saint George Hotel Mr. Banda mentioned that African Liberation Heritage was important as it was a new form of tourism product to the SADC region.

He added that Zambia was in support of the initiative to promote the documentation and preservation of the African Liberation Heritage as it provided an opportunity to the entire world to learn the role that Zambia together with other countries played in liberating Southern African region.

Mr. Banda observed that Zambia has a special place in the historical process which he was confident would be able to attract tourists to visit operational sites that anchored liberation struggles.

He mentioned that the initiative to introduce African Liberation heritage will benefit member countries in the sub-region as the product will provide a platform for common heritage and understanding.

Mr. Banda expressed gratitude to the Zambian government for declaring some of the sites as national heritage and national monuments sites.

The Africa Heritage Liberation is a Multi country programme aimed at promoting the spirit of Unity ,Solidarity and cooperation amongst Africans in the context of Liberation Movements.