Malawi Government’s proposed national heritage centre project will start soon, according to the Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Culture.
With a purpose to ensure that all cultural artefacts are under one roof, government has identified a place in Lilongwe’s Area 10 where the art heritage centre will be constructed.
The national heritage centre will house a museum together with antiquities, arts centre, gallery, auditorium and national archives.
“The centre will be constructed at a land facing Area 10 PTC. It is a long- term project that will be constructed in phases,” said Dr. Elizabeth Gomani Chindebvu, director in the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture in an interview.
“The essential part of the heritage centre will be the museum, which will exhibit different archives both national and cultural traditional like utensils used by ethnic groups, traditional music instruments among others.
Currently, drawings for the first phase of the project to consume K16 million (about $48 484), is done and awaiting financial resources,” she added.
The ministry is outsourcing more support for the project initiated by the Malawi Government. “We are currently, in the process of writing proposals to different donors for financial help,” she explained.