Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:01 - Updated Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:01
Chieftain reiterates conservation of Mbanza Kongo City
Mbanza Kongo - The head of the traditional chiefs in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire Province, Afonso Mendes, on Monday reiterated his commitment to the permanent conservation of this historical city’s buffer zone, a locality that was classified last year by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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Afonso Mendes, head of the traditional chiefs in Mbanza Kongo
Photo: Pedro Moniz Vidal
Speaking to journalists on the fringes of the provincial act in celebration of January 08, National Culture Day, the chieftain appealed to Angolans to combine synergies for the conservation of Mbanza Kongo.
“When we were in Poland last year in June, more concretely in Krakow, where the UNESCO session took place, we were recommended to preserve well all the historical sites of this city, as well as discourage building residences in the classified zone”, he reminded.
According to Afonso Mendes, the non fulfilment of all the instructions received at the UNESCO’s expert session can place Mbanza Kongo City in the black list, that is, it can temporarily lose the status (granted by UNESCO)”, explained the chieftain.
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