9 August 2018

Angola: Minister Reiterates Commitment to Rehabilitation of Cultural Infrastructure

Luanda — Rehabilitation of cultural infrastructure - museums, houses of culture, historical memory sites, among others - will remain top priority of the Ministry of Culture with a view to enhancing, preserving and disseminating the sector, said Thursday the incumbent minister, Carolina Cerqueira.

Carolina Cerqueira was speaking to the press on the sidelines of her visit to the "Tentativa" Museum in Caxito, northern Bengo province.

The minister reiterated the government commitment to work toward improving conditions of the cultural institutions to cater for the users and disseminating Angolan culture.

The official mentioned the Religious heritage as being among the project, due to its role in the Angolan history.

Many institutions have offered training to several national individuals who contributed to the struggle for national independence, she stressed.

As for the religious phenomenon, Carolina Cerqueira defended attention to the practice, adding that such a phenomenon disrupts the social cohesion and peace among the communities.

The minister added that the Executive, through the inter-ministerial commission, is conducting an accuracy study and survey to combat the religious phenomenon.

There are several sects in the country that promote actions which undermines good customs, against security and against the institutions, mainly the family institution.

The minister defends that crimes committed behind the cloak of religious beliefs should be properly treated by the legal institutions.

Carolina Cerqueira has been in northern Bengo province for a two-day visit to the region.

The minister met Thursday morning with the provincial governor Mara Quiosa, and received in audience the prince of Dembos, António Salvador.

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