7 January 2013

Angola: Preservation of Historic Monuments Defended

Sumbe — The preservation and recognition of national historic monuments and sites is of great importance to the country's cultural identity, assured this Monday in the city of Sumbe, the head of the cultural heritage division, Rui Alberto Francisco.

Speaking to ANGOP on the state of historic monuments and sites of the coastal Kwanza Sul province, Rui Francisco, stressed that preservation and valuing are aspects of capital importance in order for the future generation to know the true history of Angola.

The official defends that the process of preserving and valuing should count on the intervention of all players of the Angolan society, mainly of the communities hosting historic monuments and sites, taking into account that they are the ones entrusted with transmitting

to the young ones the habits and customs of each of the country's regions.

He added that, in the province, cultural organisations have been doing their best to educate the population on the importance of historic monuments and sites, a fact that was proved with the direct intervention of the communities in these actions.

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