Vice-president visits Kaniñgili rock paintings

  • Vice-presidente, Bornito de Sousa, no município do Bailundo no Huambo
Mungo - The Vice President of the Republic, Bornito de Sousa, this Friday visited the Kaniñgili rock paintings, located in Mungo municipality, 173 kilometres off Huambo city.

Given their historical and cultural importance, the Angolan government elevated, in January 2016, these cave paintings to the category of national heritage, as part of the programme for the valuation and conservation of monuments and sites.

Bornito de Sousa has been carrying out a 72-hour working visit to Huambo province since Thursday, as part of the monitoring of Local Governance actions.

During his stay in Huambo province, he will see implementation of local governance policies and those aimed at fighting regional asymmetries, as well as implementation of strategic projects carried out in the municipalities of Mungo and Chicala-Cholohanga.

The Vice-president will also meet with local authorities and representatives of community organisations of these two municipalities, as well as visit socio-economic undertakings.

Heritage history

Speaking to the press, on the sidelines of the visit, the advisor to the Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Office of Huambo province, Zeferino Sindiquile Sevendo, noted that these paintings were the basis of the peoples' cultural identity, as they highlighted the past.

The Kaniñgili rock paintings have existed since the fourth century and are inscribed on a rock belonging to the Kaniñgili Black Stones, which also include the ancient Ombala walls of the same name.

 

 

Given their historical and cultural importance, the Angolan government elevated, in January 2016, these cave paintings to the category of national heritage, as part of the programme for the valuation and conservation of monuments and sites.

Bornito de Sousa has been carrying out a 72-hour working visit to Huambo province since Thursday, as part of the monitoring of Local Governance actions.

During his stay in Huambo province, he will see implementation of local governance policies and those aimed at fighting regional asymmetries, as well as implementation of strategic projects carried out in the municipalities of Mungo and Chicala-Cholohanga.

The Vice-president will also meet with local authorities and representatives of community organisations of these two municipalities, as well as visit socio-economic undertakings.

Heritage history

Speaking to the press, on the sidelines of the visit, the advisor to the Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Office of Huambo province, Zeferino Sindiquile Sevendo, noted that these paintings were the basis of the peoples' cultural identity, as they highlighted the past.

The Kaniñgili rock paintings have existed since the fourth century and are inscribed on a rock belonging to the Kaniñgili Black Stones, which also include the ancient Ombala walls of the same name.