The Culture and Sports Department in Gash Barka region in cooperation with the Commission of Culture and Sports organized a workshop on 28 and 29 June on strengthening activities to develop cultural activities and heritage conservation.
Barentu, 02 July 2019- The Culture and Sports Department in Gash Barka region in cooperation with the Commission of Culture and Sports organized a workshop on 28 and 29 June on strengthening activities to develop cultural activities and heritage conservation.
Mr. Idris Saleh, D. G. of Culture and Sports in the region, said that the region is resident to eight out of the nine ethnic groups in the country and with cultural diversity and expressed on the importance of conducting research on the untapped cultural heritage.
At the workshop that was conducted under the theme “Integrated Effort for Reviving Cultural Heritage” various research papers were presented including on traditional dances and music, traditional music instruments, folklores, general condition of heritage in the region as well activities conducted in the conservation and documentation of heritage.
The participants conducted extensive discussion on the papers presented and adopted various recommendations and called for conducting extensive research on the cultural heritage, timely documentation of heritage as well as establishment of regional museum.
Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports, gave extensive briefing on the activities and mandate of the commission and expressed readiness to support in the activities being conducted to study and document cultural heritage in the region.
Mr. Fesehaye Haile, Governor of the region, on his part indicating the significance of the workshop in raising the awareness of the public on cultural heritage called for organizing similar workshops at sub-zonal levels.