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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:46 - Updated Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:45

Rehabilitation of Alligator Bangão statue in Dande's priorities

Caxito - The rehabilitation of the statue of Alligator Bangão (a mythical symbol of the culture of Bengo province) and the Museum of Attempts are the priorities of the Dande Municipal Administration for 2019, according to the municipal administrator, Anastácia de Vasconcelos.

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Alligator bangão statue

Photo: Adão João Pedro

Located in a large area in the town of Kinjanda, between Porto Quipiri and the old sugar mill, in the municipality of Dande, the statue of Alligator Bangão symbolizes the preservation of culture and the resistance struggle of the local population against the colonial regime.

In a press conference launching the 6th edition of the popular festivals of the municipality of Dande, which on January 27 marks 89 years of existence, the administrator explained that they also intend to facelift the rural market, in the locality of Kinjanda, where is the statue of the Alligator Bangão, to promote cultural tourism.

To mark the anniversary, the Dande Municipal Administration has organized a number of events, highlighting a roundtable on the history of the Dande, a workshop on the role of the city in the sustainable development of the municipality, a clean-up campaign, ecumenical worship, an arts and gastronomy fair , musical-cultural show and sports activities.

About the municipality, Anastácia de Vasconcelos said that the Municipal Administration works to make the Dande an increasingly better place for its residents and acknowledged that there are still sectors that are not well.

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