Angola at roundtable on public libraries in Ghana

Luanda – Angola is attending from 28 to 30 October in Accra, Ghana, the 3rd round table of African ministers responsible for the Public Libraries and information institutions sector.

The delegation is headed by the Minister of Culture, Maria da Piedade de Jesus, and is made up of the Angolan ambassador to Ghana, Augusto da Silva Cunha, and senior officials from the Ministry of Culture.

The event, also attended by the directors of national libraries, aims to address issues related to the implementation, operation and quality improvement of Public Library Network services in various countries of the continent.

Approaches will be based on the commitments set out in the African Union Agenda 2063 and the African Cultural Renaissance Charter.

Also on the agenda is a review of the implementation of the 2015 Cape Town Declaration and the 2018 Durban Communique on Public Libraries and their contribution to the development of the continent.

The event is co-organized by the Government of Ghana and the African Association of Libraries and Information Institutions (AfLIA), the event brings together representatives from over 30 African countries under the slogan Libraries in Africa’s Development Agenda: Progress Achieved.

Source: Angola Press News Agency