- Search Results
 
 
Workshop On Liberia’s Cultural Heritage Ends
Date Uploaded: Mar 02, 2014
Mrs. Louise Warmenwoah McMillian Asst. Minister for Culture

 

 

Workshop On Liberia’s Cultural Heritage Ends

By Comfort Johnson, Intern

MONROVIA, Feb 28 (LINA) -A three-day workshop on preparedness and response to safeguard Liberia’s cultural heritage has ended with a call for government to ensure that Liberian students fully celebrate the nation’s Flag Day.

The workshop participants also want the government to protect the country’s cultural heritage by making sure that Liberians respect their cultural values.

Speaking at the closing ceremony Friday, the Assistant Minister for Culture, Madam Louise Macmillan, regretted that Liberians have down-played their own culture and continue to emulate Western culture.

She said risk preparedness for the protection of cultural heritage is important because disaster can strike at any time, irrespective of weather conditions.

Minister Macmillan explained that it is also important to learn lessons from the past; noting that human cultural heritage includes both tangible and intangible components.

Meanwhile, Minister Macmillan has said that it is necessary that all plans for preparedness for culture property be situation specific but developed through general guidelines set on the basis of past experiences around the world.

According to her it should also be noted that the success of the plan will not depend on the collective commitment of all the people involved.

She said countries are poorly equipped for preventive care and protection, noting that there is no more awareness of the threat of preparedness amongst staff.

LINA CMJ/TSS/PTK

latest headlines
LEC Holds Community Engagements Against Power Theft
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has renewed its warning to individuals engaged in power theft to desist, as it was costing government i ...more
Cuttington University Promises To Sustain EHELD Projects
The Administration of the Cuttington University has assured the Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) of its commitment ...more
Justice Banks Decline To Issue Prohibition Against Korkoyah
Supreme Court Justice-in-Chamber Philip A. Z. Banks Thursday declined to grant the writ of prohibition requested by Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh against ...more
VP Boakai Assures LACC Of Support To Tackle Graft
Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has assured the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) of his unreserved commitment to tackle the scourge of c ...more
Pres. Sirleaf Congratulates Luxembourg On ‘National Day'
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, on that country’s Nati ...more
ECOWAS Envoys Congratulate Pres. Sirleaf
The Dean of ECOWAS Ambassadors and Heads of Mission Accredited to Senegal, General Edouard Tiape Kassarate, has congratulated President Ellen Joh ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency