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Matobo Rural District Council endorses arts policy

by Stephen Jakes
16 Mar 2017 at 05:54hrs | Views
Amagugu International Heritage Center  has said in what is set to be a milestone in local level arts, culture and heritage development and promotion, Councillors in Matobo District on 13 March 2017 passed a vote of confidence in the draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategy documents presented by AIHC.

In a statement the organisation said following a baseline survey conducted by AIHC in May 2016 to determine the status of arts, culture and heritage in Matobo, Mangwe, uMzingwane and Beitbridge Districts, a consultant  Charlton Tsodzo was engaged to support development of cultural policies and strategies by the aforementioned Councils.

"In a meeting attended by the Matobo District Administrator Robert Muzezewa and Matobo Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer Elvis Sibanda, Councillors expressed satisfaction with the draft policy and strategy documents," AIHC said.

"Councillors and Council management committed to mainstream arts, culture and heritage in service delivery. This is particularly so now that rural councils fall under the Ministry of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage."

The draft policy and strategy documents are now being subjected to stakeholder comments and after which they will be fully adopted as official Council documents.



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