On March 7, the presentation of the start of the rehabilitation work and the making official of the Management Committee of the Fortress of São João Baptista took place. This was done with the District Administrator of Ibo Issa Tarmamade, and the Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism, Iolanda Nice, in attendance.
This project that is coordinated by the IBO foundation in collaboration with the Dirección Provincial de Cabo Delgado y AECID, does not seek the mere rebuilding of historical heritage, but also seeks to make the Fortress usable, ensuring its future sustainability. This will be done through the creation of a Center for Cultural and Tourist Promotion. It is the first time in Ibo, and possibly in Mozambique, that a Committee has been created in which civil society and the government have come together to manage a historical monument in this way.