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Government to establish cultural village in Western province

General News Government to establish cultural village in Western province

Tourism and Arts Minister Rodney Sikumba says plans are underway to establish a cultural village in Western Province that will add value to the tourism industry in the region.

Mr. Sikumba discloses that his ministry has already acquired land from the council in Mongu for the establishment of the cultural village.

Reveling the development when he called on Western Province Minister, Kapelwa Mbangweta at his office, Mr. Sikumba further said his ministry will also use the provincial cultural village as a blueprint once it is established that will be replicated in the other nine provinces in the country.

“Apart from hosting the second largest wildebeest migration in the Liuwa National Park, Western Province, has a number of potential tourism areas which require rejuvenation, “ he said.

And Provincial Minister Kapelwa Mbangweta called for stakeholder participation in the tourism sector in the province.

Mr. Mbangweta said the Sesheke/Livingstone road is critical in the opening-up of the tourism sector between western and southern provinces.

“ Once the cultural village is set –up it will serve as a catalyst for job creation for the youth in the region, “ he said.

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Later, the Tourism Minister called on the Mongu Mayor, Nyambe Matakala and assured him of his ministry’s commitment to turn around the economic fortunes of the province through tourism.

The Tourism and Arts Minister is in the province to re-open Nayuma museum in Limulunga royal village and attend the 21st coronation ceremony for the Litunga.

11 COMMENTS

  1. BA MINISTER CHANGE LIVINGSTONE/VICTORIA FALLS BACK TO MOSI OA TUNYA. WE NEED TO RECLAIM OUR HERITAGE !!!!

  2. PLEASE LET US RECLAIM OUR HERITAGE AND REMOVE THE NAMES LIVINGSTONE/VICTORIA AND REVERT TO THE ORIGINAL TRADITIONAL NAME

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  3. It doesn’t sound like a well-thought-out idea to me. We hv a cultural village in Lusaka. Let’s find out how well it’s doing before we waste money. I hope government hasn’t yet committed itself yet.

  4. The original Tonga name of the falls is Shungu Namutitima. We should get rid of the names victoria falls and give them their Tonga name. The name “Musi O Tunya” (not “Mosi oa Tunya”) is a recent Kololo concoction. The Kololo were South Africans who running away from the Mfecane, came north, killing and looting along the way. They arrived at Shungu Namutitima in 1838, and arrived in the Luyi area in Western province around 1839. They conquered the Luyi, who had arrived in the area from the Lunda Empire of DRC, and lorded it over them for 25 years. The Luyi, under Sipopa, rebelled against the Kololo, and killed all the Kololo men. However, they kept and married the Kololo women. The Kololo women transmitted the Kololo (Sotho) language to their offspring, and imposed Kololo as the lingua…

  5. What for? You just need to go outdoors in Mongu and culture will be staring you in the face. Perhaps places such as Lusaka Ndola Lagos joburg may need a cultural village because their original culture has dissolved

  6. You are beginning to complain because something is being done, and it is not in the province where you come from. None of you complained when Michael Sata built 2 universities in Muchinga. Let this cultural village be merely a start of continuous investment in Western Province

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