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Uganda braces for Jamafest in Dar

Cabinet
sat on Monday August 12th 2019 at State House, Entebbe, and; noted that Uganda
will participate in the fourth Edition of the East African Community (EAC) Arts
and Culture Festival (JAMAFEST), 2019.

The Jamafest will be held in Dar-es Salaam from 21st – 28th September, 2019 under the theme “Cultural Diversity; a key driver to Regional Integration, Economic Growth and Tourism Promotion”.

Dennis
Katungi, Communications and Media Relations Manager, said the objectives of
JAMAFEST are; to provide a platform to showcase art and culture as primary drivers
of Regional and sustainable development.

It is aimed at bringing together East African Cultural Practitioners and  Administrators to share and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage as well as contemporary practice of East Africa.

It
will ensure that residents have access to quality healthcare services which is
equitable and affordable; foster the economic development of EAC through
nurturing the growth of a strong creative and cultural industry; and (v) To
promote art, culture and Tourism as a tool in the celebration and branding of
East African Identity and image.

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