UNESCO to Africa: Don't swap heritage for progress NAIROBI, Kenya The top official from the U.N. body in charge of preserving historical sites says the development of economies in Africa should not be made at the expense of nature and culture. Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, was responding to a question on Monday about a plan by Tanzania to build a highway through Serengeti National Park. The 260-mile (420-kilometer) road would bisect the northern Serengeti, potentially jeopardizing the 2 million wildebeests and zebra who migrate in search for water from the southern Serengeti into Kenya's adjacent Masai Mara reserve. Conservationists says the road could devastate wildlife and should be built in a different location. Tanzania's government says it's necessary for development. My take: Sisi tuendeleze migoma yetu tu, mingine kama ile tunapowakaribisha Bathungu kwa kubusu mijoka tukiruka ruka kama walopagawa huku tukiwa tumevalia minyoya, ngozi na kujipaka mirangi ya kutisha, eti... social heritage... NA tuache kujijenge miundo mbinu tupate barabara bora za watu na magari yao kupita ili kusafiri na kusafirisha, ILI Minyumbu na Pundamilia iweze pita humo na kuonekana na watalii toka kaskazini.....hapa siyo changamoto za ECOSYSTEM ila ni mentality ya kipuzi.