By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
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 said his ministry has already acquired land from the council in Mongu for the establishment of the cultural village.
Mr Sikumba said his ministry will also use the Western Province cultural village once it is established as a blueprint that will be replicated in the other nine provinces.
“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.
Mr Sikumba was speaking yesterday when he called on Western Province Minister, Kapelwa Mbangweta at his office.
And Provincial Minister Kapelwa Mbangweta urged stakeholders to be participating in the tourism sector in the province.
“The Sesheke-Livingstone road is critical in the opening-up of the tourism sector between western and southern provinces, so the cultural village will serve as a catalyst for job creation for the youth in the region once set up,” he said.
Mr Sikumba is in the province to re-open Nayuma museum in Limulunga royal village and attend the 21st coronation ceremony of the Litunga.