Ministry of Culture proposes six monuments, sites for national heritage
Moxico, Luena – Six monuments and historical sites in eastern Moxico province have been put up to the National Institute of Cultural Heritage for evaluation and classification as national cultural heritage. The information was released in Luena by the head of Moxico provincial department of culture, Miguel Carlos Andre, who said the submission included all concerned historical background and respective pictures. Of the assets in respect, Miguel André highlighted three of the proposals that have to do with religious/funerary architecture: tombs of first Nhakatolo Queen, José Mendes de Carvalho "Hoje-ya-Henda and Américo Boavida. The tomb of the first Nhakatolo Queen that backdates to the 1915’s is situated in the locality of Nana-Kandundo, Alto-Zambeze municipality. According to the source, there are in Moxico province a total of 93 monuments and historical sites, of which only the Cameia Fortress, situated in the municipality of Cameia, has been classified as a national cultural heritage as it is a symbol of the struggle of resistance of the native people to the Portuguese colonial occupation.