Govt asses cultural obstacles
Mansa, March18/13, ZANIS——–Mansa District Commissioner, Miriam Kauseni, says government is assessing obstacles that hinder the production and marketing of cultural goods and services in the country.
Ms Kauseni says government is aware that the provision of cultural goods and services in the country is hampered by many factors, among them inadequate cultural infrastructure and production materials.
The District Commissioner said this over the weekend at Mansa College of Education when she officiated at the Luapula Province Cultural and Arts Exhibition meant to choose those that will represent the province at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to be hosted in August by Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Ms Kauseni said government has put in place deliberate policies, like mini festivals in art works, which are aimed at promoting creativity in the communities.
The District Commissioner observed that artists are the cornerstone of peace because through their songs and poetry they educate the nation.
She has since called on all arts associations to ensure that their members compose songs which assist the youths to grow responsibly by sending good massages in songs to the communities.
Ms Kauseni urged the artists that will represent the province at the UNWTO to exercise the highest level of discipline, saying whatever they will do at the assembly will represent the people of Luapula and Zambia as whole.