The National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) has commenced rehabilitation works on the house where first Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda was restricted in 1959 during the struggle for independence.
The rehabilitation has cheered North-western province Minister, Dawson Kafwaya.
Mr Kafwaya said it is important to look after the house because it a good reminder to all Zambians on how freedom fighters struggled to attain the independence the country is enjoying today.
He said if the house was neglected it could have collapsed and the future generation could have been denied an opportunity of appreciating some the efforts freedom fighters rendered to the country’s independence.
Mr Kafwaya said this when he inspected the house during his tour of the province on developmental projects.
The house is being rehabilitated by Rubocon at the cost of K 67,830.
Kabompo District Commissioner, Jackson Makupa said the rehabilitation works are expected to be completed in one month.
Meanwhile, Mr Kafwaya has implored Kabompo district council to expedite the construction works of a community radio station.
He said a radio station is key to make the people abreast with what is happening in the country and beyond.
Kabompo Council Director of Works, Frank Mupesha assured the minister that the committee will strive to ensure that the radio station becomes operational as soon as possible.
Mr Mupesha said the committee has already done the registration and obtained the operation permit.