Culture minister defends regional network to boost sector

Luanda – Angola’s minister of Culture Carolina Cerqueira Wednesday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, defended the creation of regional cultural network to ensure the promotion and expansion of the cultural industries considered source of income for families and job generation for the youth.

The Culture minister added that the regional network helps combat poverty, violence and contribute to the strengthening of national identity.

Upon her arrival in Brazzaville to attend the meeting of the ministers of Culture of Central Africa, Carolina Cerqueira mentioned the promotion of creative and cultural industries as a priority for UNESCO and other regional organisations.

The minister said that the regional networks are alternative sources of diversification of the economy and guarantees the livelihoods of families and young people, mainly in rural and less developed areas, without access to new technologies and safe jobs.

As for the experience of Angola, the official said the National Development Programme (PDN 2018 -2022) stresses the importance of fostering cultural production to create wealth and generate job.

Source: Angola Press News Agency