By Vivian Agaba
Uganda will on May 12 join the rest of the world to mark World Culture day. The celebrations will be held at Jinja Secondary School.
Rukia Nakadama, the minister of state for gender and culture said the cultural sector has many untapped employment opportunities that unemployed youth should vigorously engage in.
“Culture has the potential to create employment because it is rich in areas like digital animation, fashion, video games, film festivals, fork art, music, books, performing arts, cuisine, and crafts and architectural that has not been fully tapped but needs to be utilized,” said Nakadama.
She was addressing a news conference at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.
The occasion will be held under the theme: “Culture, its role in development; bridging the gap.” Workshops and debates aimed at enlightening the youth about the potential of culture to create employment will be held in Kampala at National Theatre, Nommo Gallery and in Jinja district respectively.
Indians, Iranians, and Pakistanis will also be showcasing their cultural products during the exhibitions for Ugandans to learn.
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Jinja to host World cultural day celebrations