8 January 2013

Angola: Official Highlights Staff Training Amidst Challenges

Sumbe — The staff training in all culture sector fields is essential to face the challenges that lie ahead at the level of different areas of the sector, said the incumbent minister, Rosa Cruz e Silva.

The minister said this when delivering her speech at the main event held Tuesday in the capital city of the coastal Kwanza Sul province, Sumbe, the home to the National Culture Day's activity.

In her speech the minister identified the fields of management and cultural enhancement, libraries, archives, musicology, archaeology and restoration as the areas benefiting small training and technical preparation.

The National Culture Day, instituted in 1986, following a speech delivered by the then president of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, in 1979, during the swearing-in of the board of the Angolan Writers Association (UEA), will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 8.

The date was later on approved by the Decree 21 and printed in the Republic Gazette 87, series I of November 1986, in homage to the speech on the National Culture delivered by the founder of the Angolan nation.

During the above mentioned ceremony in 1979, Agostinho Neto delivered a speech focusing on the National Culture, which became an essential reference in all discussions on the issue in the country.

Meanwhile, the central Kwanza Sul province is the home to the main event of the celebrations of the National Culture Day, on January 8, with various cultural activities.

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