Government says it has identified a site for Malawiâ€™s first-ever national heroesâ€™ acre in the capital city.
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture Daniel Liwimbi said in an interview in Lilongwe that the land for establishing the acre has already been identified.
â€œThe national heroesâ€™ acre will be set up along the M1 Road as we are approaching Kamuzu International Airport [KIA], on the piece of land opposite to the site where American pop singer Madonna wanted to build a girlsâ€™ academy,â€ he said.
Liwimbi said the heroesâ€™ acre will have an information centre, library and literature centre to enable people to easily identify Malawiâ€™s heroes.
He said all those people who have done a great service to the nation will be laid to rest at the acre.
Meanwhile, government plans to construct a library at the mausoleum of the countryâ€™s founding president the late Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
Government has also unveiled plans to construct a mausoleum for one of the countryâ€™s multiparty freedom fighter, the late Thom Chakufwa Chihana.
However, Liwimbi said construction of the library at Kamuzuâ€™s mausoleum and the construction of Chihanaâ€™s mausoleum are not budgeted for in the 2012/13 financial plan.