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The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it was keen to learn from South Korea on the development of art and culture.
Ministry of Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary Reverend Howard Sikwela has called on the National Arts Council to harmonise the NAC Act Chapter 31 of 1994 with the Cultural Policy and enact it into law in order to protect the sector.
France on Thursday pledged to help Zambia construct an amphitheater in order to help the southern African nation promote its tourism as well as arts and culture.
The Ministry of Tourism and Arts notes that the last twenty – five years have seen the Arts grow from a hobby to a sector large and impactful enough to be considered as an economic pillar of the country. Ministry of Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary Dr. Howard Sikwela says the Government’s vision for the arts is that they should be a key pillar in the economic transformation agenda.
THE Lusaka International Film Festival last weekend opened to the public at Alliance Francaise with a screening of the film Wallay, about a young boy living in France who is sent back to his country of origin by his father to connect with his African roots.
AT A time when heritage is at risk of destruction the world over, pressured by factors such as globalisation, climate change, migration, infrastructure development, the search for identity by humanity becomes more challenging.This is why the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is giving financial assistance from its Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) fund to various countries worldwide to help them document intangible cultural heritage.