Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate Cultural week

From 14th to 21st May 2013, Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark and celebrate the cultural week. The theme for this year is “Creative Industries; a Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation”. Therefore, the country will put more emphasis on creative industries for employment and wealth creation.

During the cultural week, emphasis will also be put on tree planting, but with a view of enhancing culture. Trees like Mutuba are advised to be planted since it’s the one which is used to make Backcloth a back bone of Uganda’s culture.

According to the state Minister for elderly and disabled Sulaiman Madada while addressing the members of the Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT) programme in Kibaale district, the creative industry is taking shape in Uganda so there is need to emphasize it. He also added that Uganda’s education system is purely academic and this must change if we are to have meaningful development.

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), each country must prioritize two tangible cultural products, which are backcloth and trumpet music. In order for the next generation to have culture, Ugandans are all obliged to promote and preserve culture because if you do not preserve it now, no one will do it for the next generation.

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