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.