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Namibia pledges support for Museum of African Liberation Project

By Admire Huni

Namibia has accepted the invitation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to participate in the construction of the Museum of African Liberation being hosted by Zimbabwe.

This emerged during a meeting held in Windhoek this Thursday between the Zimbabwean delegation led by Presidential Special Envoy, Ambassador Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and the Namibian delegation led by Namibian President His Excellency Hage Geingob.

Institute of African Knowledge, (INSTAK) Chief Executive Officer Ambassador Kwame Muzawazi who is accompanying Ambassador Mumbengegwi confirmed the development.

INSTAK has since allocated 4 400 square metres of land to Namibia at the Liberation City in Warren Park.

“ His Excellency President Hage Geingob of Namibia has warmly accepted the invitation by His Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa to support the Museum of African Project. The Institute of African Knowledge has allocated 4 400 square metres to Namibia at the Liberation City which will see the erection of a monument to symbolise that country’s victory against apartheid”, said Ambassador Muzawazi.

Ambassador Muzawazi added that Namibia has also reiterated its full support for the project politically, through resource mobilisation and facilitating diplomatic engagements with different stakeholders.

The development is a continuation of cordial relations that exist between Zimbabwe and Namibia which date back to the days of the two countries’ liberation struggles.

The Museum of African Liberation being hosted by Zimbabwe comes with supporting infrastructure in the form of a monument, a five-star hotel, an amusement and recreational park, a shopping mall, and upmarket residential apartments.

It is envisaged to create several employment opportunities, and increase the tour packages for visitors to Zimbabwe while helping to document, preserve and protect the history of African liberation struggles from an African perspective.

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