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The Gambia National Assembly Thursday, 21st August ratified the cultural charters of the Organisation of African Union and the African Union 1976 and 2006 respectively. The two charters are formulated by the African Heads of states at the thirteen Ordinary Sessions in Maurituis 1976 and Khartoum 2006.
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education indeed has taken a giant step to revive and promote our cultural and creative industries which is almost forgotten among school going children.
The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has asserted that the Gambian tourism is based heavily on the cultural heritage attractions; such as museums and sites, cuisine, dance and costumes, amongst others.
The Joint Session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprise Committee (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly Thursday finally adopted the annual activity report and audited financial statements of the National Centre of Arts and Culture (NCAC) for the year ended 2011.
The British High Commission in Banjul is working alongside the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to open a new visitor's museum in Fort Bullen, Barra, in the North Bank Region (NBR).
The National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM) and The Bureau for Education and Development in Africa (BREDA) on 6th of June 2011 held a one day Workshop to validate a study on Cultural Rights in the Gambia at the Paradise Suits Hotel in Kololi. UNESCO- BREDA through the National Commission for NUESCO funded a study on cultural rights in The Gambia.