Luanda — The secretary of State for Culture, Cornélio Calei, on Wednesday left for the south-western Namibe Province, for a two-day work visit to the region to pay tribute to the national carnival group "União Torre do Tombo", located in Valodia neighbourhood, in the ambit of the 2013 edition of this popular feast.
Founded in the 1940s, the carnival group UniãoTorre do Tombo won the provincial edition of the carnival for eight consecutive times (1993 to 2001) and it will be the first of Namibe to deserve the honour.
Speaking to ANGOP, at the "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport in Luanda, the official said that the trip to Namibia is part of a programme outlined by his Ministry to honour the local carnival group.
The tribute includes the awarding of a certificate of recognition and money, due to the group's persistence and contribution to the preservation and enrichment of this cultural event.
"Every year we choose a province and a carnival group to distinguish, in order to encourage and stimulate the work they done," he said.