Mozambique steps up support for Museum of African Liberation

By Admire Huni

MOZAMBIQUE has widened its scope of support to the Museum of African Liberation, with the country announcing plans to set up a multi-sectoral taskforce for the pan-African project.

This was revealed when President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special envoy, Ambassador Simbarashe Mumbengegwi met Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo recently.

INSTAK Chief Executive Officer, Ambassador Kwame Muzawazi accompanied the Presidential special envoy to Maputo.

“We are happy to report that the Special Envoy has since presented his report to His Excellency the President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, in which we are now aware that His Excellency, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique has committed to his country’s support for the Museum of African Liberation in a number of ways, but an inter-ministerial committee within the Mozambican government is being set as a taskforce to see how Mozambique will best assist.

“It emerged President Nyusi assured his Zimbabwean counterpart that the Mozambican government will come up with a solid proposal on areas of further cooperation on the project,” said Ambassador Kwame Muzawazi.

The Museum of African Liberation being constructed at the Liberation City in Warren Park seeks to document, preserve and protect the story of African liberation struggles from an African perspective.

The super structure will be supported by a towering monument, five-star hotel, a shopping mall, a zoological facility and upmarket residential facilities.

Its objectives resonate well with the aspirations of Vision 2030, which seek to transform the country into an upper middle-income society.