US fund Pangani Cultural Preservation
USA has provided $ 106, 249 fund to the Uzima kwa Sanaa (UZIKWASA), a Non-Governmental Organization which deals with preservation of Bwanga House at Old India Street in Pangani, Tanga.
The US grant was handed over to UZIKWASA Executive Director, Dr Vera Pioreth yesterday by US Ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso E. Lenhardt under the US Department of State’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) program.
In the handover ceremony which took place at US Embassy, US Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt said the aim of fund is to fully restore and rehabilitate Bwanga House and promote tourism. Also the fund focuses on raising awareness on cultural preservation of Tanzania’s national assets.
“Culture reminds each of us of our origins and it is the source of pride when discovered. To promote that pride among Tanzanians you must preserve that culture.” said Ambassador Alfonso.
The Ambassador said the fund provided reminds the US respect on Tanzanian cultural treasures which are preserved.
Until now more than Tsh 1.7 Bil has already been used by USA in preserving Tanzania’s unique cultural heritage.
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