The City of Kings is set to get another museum this time from the Airforce of Zimbabwe in a bid to boost the town’s tourism industry and further aid the metropolitan province’s educational sector, Sunday News reports.
The matter came to light in the latest council report which showed that the airforce applied for the land from Bulawayo City Council to build the museum. Part of the report that talks about the airforce application for land at BCC reads:
The application had been circulated to municipal departments and other service organizations and no objections were received. It was explained that the land applied for had been zoned institutional. Various subdivisions on the land had been done to establish universities. A museum qualified. It was for both educational purposes and tourism.
The Town Lands and Planning committee had recommended that remainder of Stand 16453 Bulawayo Township- Emhlangeni, measuring 1,6 hectares in extent be leased to the Airforce of Zimbabwe for the establishment of a Museum at US$125 or $8611,25 respectively and a minimum building clause being a plinth area of 500 square metres. Should the applicant opt to rent, such rental shall be subject to review at the pleasure of the council.
Details of when the project will begin are still not known. ZDF has another museum in Gweru, the Zimbabwe Military museum.
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