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Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:37 - Updated Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:55

Minister of Culture reiterates continuity of sector's projects

Luanda - The Angolan minister of Culture, Maria da Piedade de Jesus, reiterated on Tuesday in Luanda that she will continue the projects in several areas already established in the sector.

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Maria da Piedade Jesus, recently appointed and sworn-in culture minister (file)

Photo: Alberto Julião

The newly appointed minister made this statement during the ceremony of delivery of portfolios and her presentation to officials of the Ministry of Culture, thus replacing Carolina Cerqueira who was appointed  minister of State for Social Area.

In a statement to the press, she highlighted the works for the inscription and classification of Cuito Cuanavale (country’s south), Tchitundo Hulo (south-west) and the Cuanza Corridor (north) for World Cultural Heritage.

The Cuito Cuanavale Memorial is shaped like a pyramid, symbolizing the stamina and bravery of the combatants of this battle, and a statue. It also has two water mirrors that depict the Cuito and Cuanavale rivers. The pyramid is supported by three pillars that symbolize the three branches of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

The Kwanza Corridor holds a vast array of wealth that defines its exceptional universal value and is regarded by experts as a mixed good because of its natural and cultural characteristics.

Tchitundo Hulo is a granite hill located in the municipality of Virei, in the province of Namibe (south-west), known for prehistoric rock paintings in Angola.

Meanwhile, the minister also said that she intends to work with the Ministry of the Environment for inclusion in the indicative list of the Okavango site, which she considers to be a natural cultural fusion.

She also emphasized that she will work with the artistic class of the various strands, giving continuity to programs in music, dance and theater.

On the occasion, the outgoing minister, Carolina Cerqueira, congratulated her successor and considered her to be an expert in the sector, since she is a cadre of the Ministry of Culture.

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