Monday’s announcement by the sector minister revealed that the Angolan Environment Fund will become the Culture, Tourism and Environment Fund in order to boost tourism, especially domestic tourism, and support environmental associations and artists facing social difficulties.
According to the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Filipe Zau, work is underway to “reform the Environment Fund in order to transform it into the Culture, Tourism and Environment Fund, as well as creating working teams to study the social situation of artists.
“The support to environmental associations, as well as in the promotion of tourism with primacy for internal tourism, taking into account the current context of the pandemic, which forces us to biosecurity measures and physical distancing,” said the governor.
Filipe Zau, who was speaking at the end of year greetings ceremony of the body he heads, also urged the need for “good management of the treasury” and of the goods placed at the service of the ministry, reorganisation and operation of the different areas.
The need to promote and disseminate Angolan culture as a whole, in order to stimulate “cultural and creative industries,” to boost domestic tourism “and seek to attract investments,” and to “focus heavily” on environmental education were also defended by the minister.
Filipe Zau, in office since 29 October 2021, also noted that the focus of the ministery should also be on “continued work, to improve the worrying indicators related to the levels and severity of environmental crimes”.