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The current Corona crisis is hitting hard all industries and the creative sector is no exception. In general, the arts sector will in the next few weeks and months face a tragedy of unprecedented level. The government of Zimbabwe on Tuesday declared COVID-19 a state of National Disaster and the President announced a raft of measures crafted as part of the response mechanism for the country. We applaud the measures taken by the government as the nation’s health and well-being comes first.
THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has called upon all events to be cancelled around the country for this month and the next in an effort to help Government efforts to protect the nation from the risk of coronavirus.
Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World Radio Day with the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa declaring that the government would fulfill its mandate of rolling out community radio stations across the country.
The Minister of Youth Sport Arts and Recreation Honourable Kirsty Coventry has called on communities to preserve their cultures by transferring indigenous knowledge to the Youth.
The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has announced the constitution of a national team comprising of various players in the Arts and Culture sector to produce the Quadrennial Periodic Report (QPR) as mandated by the United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The Ministry of Youth Sport Arts and Recreation has bid farewell to Mr. Demir Dijakovic, the outgoing United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organisation Regional Office for Southern Africa (UNESCO ROSA) Cultural Advisor who has retired. Speaking at a farewell ceremony held at the Ministry’s offices in Harare, the Permanent Secretary Dr. Thokozile Chitepo said Mr. Dijakovic was a visionary culture expert who had a passion for promoting arts and cultural issues.