LUANDA– The director of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), Webber Ndolo, has re-affirmed the Fund’s commitment to supporting the Angolan government’s bid to have Mbanza Kongo City in Angola’s northern Zaire Province, recognized as a world heritage site.
Webber Ndolo, who met Angolan Culture Minister Carolina Cerqueira here Wednesday on the sidelines of the 2nd Consultative Meeting of African World Heritage Experts, said that having Mbanza Kongo recognized as a world heritage site would increase the number of African historical assets protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco),
He also proposed to the Culture Minister to put forward another Angolan historical asset to run alongside Mbanza Kongo for recognition by Unesco, proposing the Kwanza River corridor.
He commended Angola for its organization and professionalism reflected in the hosting of the experts meeting.
Cerqueira expressed her satisfaction at the support of the AWHF for Angola’s bid to have Mbanza Kongo recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.
The meeting, which ended on Thursday, was attended by experts from Angola, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Tunisia and South Africa, as well as representatives from the AWHF.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK