Cabo Verde government creates tourism and investment agency

7 September 2015

The government of Cabo Verde (CApe Verde) has created the Cabo Verde Tourism and Investment Agency (ATIC), the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Démis Lobo Almeida said Monday cited by weekly newspaper A Semana.

ATIC is the result of results a merger of Cabo Verde Investimentos with the Directorate-General of Tourism, and aims to reduce the running costs of the two institutions, with the responsibility of promoting the country and its brands in the fields of investment, tourism and international business centres.

ATIC will be headquartered in Praia and will have three autonomous centres – the regional centre for the North with jurisdiction over the islands of Sãot Vicente, São Nicolau, Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, the Central regional centre with jurisdiction over the islands of Sal and Boa Vista and the South regional centre with jurisdiction over Santiago, Maio, Fogo and Brava.

Démis Lobo said that this measure, resulting from a Cabinet meeting, was part of the restructuring of state services, including the extinction of current regional directorates of the Ministry of Tourism, Investment and Enterprise Development and the delegation of Cabo Verde Investimentos on São Vicente island. (macauhub/CV)