Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) Deputy General Secretary Emmanuel Zulu says the proposed establishment of the Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Library will benefit the nation.
Mr Zulu said the library will enable the nation to preserve its history and culture for the future generations.
Speaking in a telephone interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today the Secretary General noted that the Memorial library will also help keep the country’s political history alive.
He said that the library will save as a political foundation for future political ventures the country intends to undertake.
Mr Zulu further appealed to government to make sure that the proposal comes to fruition for the benefit of the nation.
Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Wynter Kabimba presented a letter to Dr Kenneth Kaunda at his residence early this week proposing the establishment of the Kenneth Kaunda Memorial library.
In his proposal, Mr Kabimba, who is also Justice Minister, said Dr Kaunda had not claimed anything for his contribution to Zambia’s independence and had remained a common man despite his contribution to national development.
Mr Kabimba disclosed that the ultra-modern library would be managed by a charitable trust as a non-partisan corporate entity independent of Dr Kaunda’s family and the government.
"It will incorporate a research centre to promote research programmes on any aspect of Zambian history and offer scholarships to young Zambians," said Kabimba.
Meanwhile, Dr Kaunda said he had happily accepted the PF Secretary General’s proposal.