Private Land to Be Repossessed If Of National Heritage Interest
The National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) has revealed that it will meet this month to discuss repossessing privately owned heritage sites.
Public Relations Officer for the board Isaac Kanguya has said that a number of heritage sites, important to the nation’s history and independence struggle are currently in private hands.
For example, the former residence of first Republic President Kenneth Kaunda, now North Western Hotel in Livingstone - is in private hands.
The government issued this directive following evidence that private owners were not preserving heritage sites in accordance with guidelines. In addition to this move, the Ministry of Education has announced plans to form ‘Heritage clubs’ in schools to keep younger generations interested in the nations history.