Friday December 22, 1988
SERIES I Number 51
[Emblem of Mozambique]
BULLETIN OF THE REPUBLIC
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE
Law No. 10/88
Defining the legal protection of the tangible and intangible assets that constitute the cultural
heritage of Mozambique.
Law No. 11/88
Creating the extraordinary tax entitled the Extraordinary Contribution in Support of National
Reconstruction (CEARN), exceptionally in force for the 1989 and 1990 financial years.
Law No. 10/88
of December 22, 1988
Courtesy translation provided by WIPO © 2013
One of the fundamental principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic is that of the State’s
duty to promote the development of Mozambique’s culture and character.
This work, advocated by our Basic Law, entails the identification, recording, preservation and
promotion of the material assets and spiritual wealth that make up the cultural heritage of Mozambique.
The memory of the people is embodied in our cultural heritage; by protecting it, we ensure that not
only the historical, cultural and artistic legacy of our ancestors, but also contemporary advances,
achievements and values will endure and will be passed on to future generations.
The cultural output of the Mozambican people is rich and vast, but it is also vulnerable to a number of
The deterioration, disappearance or destruction of any part of our cultural heritage constitutes an
irreparable loss and it is the responsibility of the various public and private bodies, as well as of citizens in
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