4 January 2013

Angola: More Engagement in Tracking Heritage Urged

The secretary of State for Culture, Cornelio Caley, Friday in Luanda spoke of the need for the provincial governments to work hard to track areas containing tangible and intangible heritage for their dissemination and preservation.

Cornelio Caley said so at a meeting with journalists intended to discuss issues relating to the activities of the National Culture Day, January 8, whose main event will take place in the coastal Kwanza Sul province.

According to the official, it is necessary that the provincial governments act in this direction, so that the communities protect these goods and there is a thorough understanding of these realities of the national culture.

Angola, as a signatory of the major UNESCO resolutions, he said, needs to increase its list of assets to apply for their recognition as world heritage, given that the country is currently rallying for three projects, namely the Mbanza Congo ( northern Zaire province), the Kwanza Corridor (northern Kwanza Norte province) and the cave paintings of Tchitundo-Hulu, in southwestern Namibe province.

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