Luena - The Angolan minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, said that the Government is taking measures leading to enhancing the work performed by several generations of the Angolans who dedicated to traditional medicine.
The minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Regional Forum on National Policy on Traditional Medicine and Complementary Practices taking place Friday in Luena city, Moxico province.
According to the minister, these practices are developed for a long time, as the ancestors, in order to ensure safety of human life and communities, carried out studies on the flora of the territory.
Rosa Cruz e Silva spoke of the growing of the knowledge which enabled the communities to pass the knowledge and witness from generation to generation.
The official expressed hope that the country's eastern provinces; Moxico, Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul, where the exercise is being carried out can allow the traditional therapists achieve the fixed goals.
Rosa Cruz e Silva asked the participants to deeply explore the issues under discussion, not only to respond to the people's expectations, but also to meet the guidelines outlined by government so that health can achieve better results and reduce diseases.
The event is being attended by vice minister of Media, Miguel de Carvalho "Wadijimbi", the State Secretaries of Agriculture, Amaro Taty, Water Luís Filipe da Silva, vice minister of Education, Ana Paula Inês, government officials from provinces of Moxico, Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul, traditional therapists and guests.