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Government guarantees 1% of the Budget for Culture and Arts

In the wake of the demands of the arts and culture class in several countries, particularly in Africa, for a greater budgetary contemplation for the sector that as a general rule has not left the threshold 0,…%, Mozambique assumed to guarantee at least 1% of its budget of State for Culture and the Arts until 2030.

The commitment was made at the end of the 34th summit of the heads of state and government of the African Union, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Verónica Macamo, who defended that it is intended to enhance the historical and cultural heritage.

At the event, the motto that will guide various activities on the continent, during the year 2021, which is “Arts, Culture and World Heritage: Levers for the Construction of Africa We Want” was approved.

According to the minister, it is hoped that with the theme there will be galvanization of attention to the “valorization and promotion of the immense historical and cultural heritage of our continent, which is the cradle of humanity”.

In the country, “the preservation of such treasures” includes the protection of Ilha de Moçambique, timbila, gastronomy, the written collection, painting and various religious manifestations for “interreligious coexistence and cohesion among Mozambicans”, he explained the ruler.

In this continental event, according to Verónica Macamo, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, made a commitment linked to the culture sector and called on other governments to accelerate the ratification of the African Cultural Renaissance Charter, whose implementation will allow member states to leverage initiatives in the fields of culture and tourism throughout its value chain.


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