Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace, Dili, 14 October 2020
The President of the Republic, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, said that he was pleased with the plan presented by a delegation from the Chega! National Centre headed by the institution’s executive director, Hugo Fernandes, for the preservation of Lahane Palace’s memory in Dili.
The Presidency will now the proposals and choose one.
The Presidency of the Republic, in close collaboration with the Chega! National Centre, is planning to set up a memorial site at Lahane Palace to recall Francisco Xavier do Amaral’s swearing-in as President on 29 November 1975 and the formal inauguration of the first government on 30 November 1975.
The Chega! National Centre has gathered audio recordings of Francisco Xavier do Amaral’s swearing-in which will be used to support the preservation of this memory.
The Lahane Palace will be turned into a place of ‘public recognition’, of celebration, of solidarity, of reflection, of learning, and a tourist attraction.