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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:31 - Updated Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:31

Culture minister in Uíge province

Luanda - The Angolan minister of Culture has been in northern Uige province since Saturday to attend the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Prophet Simão Toco (founder of the Tocoist church).

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Minister of Culture Carolina Cerqueira

Photo: Nelson Malamba

Carolina Cerqueira, who is also checking the sector in the region, has visited some cultural infrastructures.

The minister toured the musical recording studio, the monuments houses, the former jail of Portuguese secret police "PIDE DGS".

She also met with the members of one of the most representative groups of local traditions.

The trip also includes a meeting with the cultural agents in Uíge and visit to Maquela do Zombo municipality to attend the international conference on the centenary of the prophet Simão Toco.

The minister is accompanied by the secretary of the President of the Republic for Social Affairs, Fatima Vieigas.

The event to mark the centenary of Simão  Gonçalves Toco started on  17 February running until 25th.

Simão Gonçalves Toco was born in 1918 in Sadi-Zulumongo Ntaia locality, in municipality of Maquela de Zombo, northern Uíge province.

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