Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Uganda President receives Empaako UNESCO inscription certificate

President Yoweri Museveni as head of the Uganda State receives a certificate of UNESCO inscription of Empaako heritage from Stephen Rwagweri Atwoki, a culture expert and Executive Director of Engabu Za Tooro and Elder Isaya Kalya Atwoki, the Treasurer and Custodian for Empaako Heritage Development Trust at a public ceremony that took place at Karambi – Fort Portal on 16th September 2014. 

President Museveni (middle with hat) Receiving the UNESCO Empaako Inscription
The president acknowledged and recognized the inscription and subsequently the dossier and certificate maybe inscribed and deposited with the national archives.

Empaako Heritage was inscribed by UNESCO on the world list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Need of Urgent Safeguarding during the 8th Session of Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage which took place on 4th December 2013 in Baku, Arzebaijan.

Engabu Za Tooro (Tooro Youth Platform for Action) carried out the research and defended the inscription before the UNESCO experts and world scholars of culture during the period of 2010 to 2013.

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