The Golden Quarry dumpsite is currently being cleaned up to make way for affluent apartments, a five-star hotel, entertainment and theme parks, and shopping malls, with plans to construct an access bridge between the Museum of African Liberation and National Heroes Acre.
Finance for the building of the retail mall was acquired during the formal evaluation, inspection, and endorsement of the Golden Quarry dumpsite rehabilitation activities, according to Environment, Tourism, and Hospitality Industry Minister Nqobizita Mangaliso Ndlovu.
The Institute of African Knowledge is scheduled to start building on a retail mall this week, according to the minister, after securing a partner.
He further stated that the site, once complete, would shine as a demonstration of not just how Zimbabwe was freed but also how the rest of Africa was freed.
Minister Ndlovu believes that the Museum of African Liberation has a lot of recreational potentials. He believes that this will be one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, and he and his team are excited to be a part of the project’s development.
“We are quite sure that as we are led by our President going to the Cop 26 Glasgow Climate Summit, these are some of the stories we would want to share with the world that as Zimbabweans, we are leading in taking care of our environment as well as a responsible global citizen in terms of climate change mitigation,” Ndlovu stated.
Minister Ndlovu complimented Instak for commencing the restoration process, characterising it as one of the largest reclamation projects of a former dumpsite in the world.
The minister also indicated that they were collaborating closely with the institute and that their involvement will continue to grow in the future. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, the Zimbabwe Environmental Agency Management, and the Zimbabwe National Parks Authority are now all involved.