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Cultural Division moved to Tourism

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/08/2017

 

The Cultural Division has been transferred from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Ministry of Tourism.

 

The Deputy Director – Pulupaki Ika said, the move was effective on July 1st.

 

The vision of the Division under the new Ministry is Tourism will be the key driver of Tonga’s sustainable future economic growth, enhancing the unique culture and heritage, supporting environmental protection and increasing wealth for all Tongans.

 

The priorities for this division is to develop a national cultural legislation, strengthen the clan or Ha’a Systems by completing documentation on each Clan including traditional knowledge system, tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

 

This includes the rebuilding and reviving of the Tonga National Cultural Center to showcase all aspects of cultural heritage including the establishment of national museum to generate income to support our economy.


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