Angola: Director Calls for Enhancing Cultural Heritage

Luanda — The National Culture Director, Euclides da Lomba, stressed on Monday the need for greater appreciation of the Angolan cultural artistic heritage, as a way to preserve, perpetuate and promote national identity.

Speaking to ANGOP during the National Day of Culture, Euclides da Lomba stressed that Angolans, in particular cultural agents, have an obligation to value the Angolan material and intangible heritage as well as the potential of the cultural industry.

Euclides da Lomba said that one should look very closely at the cultural heritage, preventing its disappearance and thus losing the national identity.

"We are talking about the cultural heritage that requires special attention of historical monuments, cultural historical sites that if not preserved may disappear. We are talking about the intangible heritage, specifically Semba and Kizomba, rivets that require special attention from all of us," he said.

The official also mentioned the fact that the cultural potential was used for cultural tourism as a way of guaranteeing the employment promotion and the self-support of the cultural agents.

Euclides da Lomba said that special attention should be given to the cultural industry as one of the ways for the diversification of the economy.

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