Eritrea: Southern Region - Workshop On Cultural Heritage

22 October 2019

Mendefera — At a workshop conducted on 17 and 18 October, the Culture and Sports Department in the Southern region ratified five years strategic plan aimed at strengthening cultural activities and transfer them to posterity.

At the workshop research papers were presented focusing intangible cultural heritage, conservation of cultural heritage, tourism resources and documentation, situation of ancient monasteries as well as traditional dresses and outfits.

According to Mr. Zersenay Tesfai, head of Culture in the region, the objective of the workshop was to design viable activity program based on profound research.

Mr. Abraham Yohannes, head of Culture and Sports in the region, indicated that the strategic plan was designed in cooperation with the Embatkala Eritrean Center for Organizational Excellence.

The Governor of the Southern region, Mr. Habteab Tesfatsion on his part called for conducting profound research on the cultural heritage in the region and recommend ways and means for their preservation and transferring them to generations.

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