21 December 2012

Angola: Approval of Laws Marks Activity of Culture Ministry in 2012

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, said that this year (2012) her staff has had a substantial engagement in the approval of various cultural legislative packages despite the fact that there are some awaiting approval.

Rosa Cruz e Silva said so at the end of year greetings ceremony, during which she met workers of the Ministry, guests, artists and other officials.

According to him, the creation of the cultural legislative package, that has not finished, has enabled some important institutions of the sector to have their institutionalisation and dignity they deserved. The minister also said that the cultural legislative package reached important conventions that were indicated and that were already passed by the National Assembly.

"The approval of the statutes of museums enabled them some gains of reference of public institutions that will provide public services. This will demand from the staff (...) that operate in these institutions to improve their performance and the level of engagement,

in the preservation, conservation and divulgation of the huge cultural assets of the museums," she said.

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