Dr Joao Jorge Rodriguez, the President of Palmares Cultural Foundation, has welcomed the Pan African Heritage Museum delegation to Brazil with the hope that it will open more doors to stronger cultural ties with Africa.
Dr Rodriguez told the PAHM delegation that they fully shared the vision and mission of the Museum and would do all it takes to mobilize cultural institutions in Brazil to support and participate in the activities of PAHM.
In response, the leader of the PAHM delegation and Founder Kojo Yankah expressed the joy of the Museum Board and Management for the invitation extended by Palmares and CULTNE Institute to visit Brazil and said PAHM was confident that with the partnership to be formed, the legacy museum project would be a huge success.
Founded in 1988, the Palmares Cultural Foundation is a public institution under the Ministry of Culture that aims to promote and preserve the african-Brazilian culture. Concerned about racial equality and the value of the manifestations of African origin, the Palmares Foundation formulates and implements policies that enhance the participation of blacks in national development.
A product of the Brazilian black movement, the Palmares Cultural Foundation was the first federal agency created to promote the preservation, protection and dissemination of Black culture.
Founder and executive chairman of PAHM, Kojo Yankah, decorated Dr JJ Rodriguez with a kente-designed PAHM stole, with Administrator Nana Yankah and Ambassador Professor Abena Busia in attendance.