Zambia pledges to grow arts in SADC

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA: The Zambian government has pledged to help Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries grow and promote the rich cultural heritage in an artistic way.

Zambia, Botswana’s northwestern neighbour sees itself as advanced in theatre productions and vows to impart expertise with surrounding countries. 

Officially opening the 2014 April International Theatre Festival at the Lusaka Play House in Lusaka on Tuesday night, the Deputy Minister in office of the Vice-President Davies Mwango said Zambia is a theatre arts hub.  “The geo-political position of the country, which has moved its thinking from being landlocked to land linked provides a big opportunity for countries around us to meet and exchange ideas on arts growth,” said the deputy minister.

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