25 July 2013

Tanzania: Zanzibar Seeks to Improve, Promote Cultural Heritage

Zanzibar — IMPROVING museums and historical sites are among government's plans to promote Zanzibar abroad, Minister for Information, Culture, Tourism and Sports, Mr Said Ali Mbarouk informed the House.

"We also plan to print brochures, Swahili books with dictionaries and periodicals so that both young Zanzibaris and visitors learn about the Isles," said Mr Mbarouk when asking the House to approve 10.4bn/- budget estimates.

The minister said that education about artists and film making would also be given priority in the 2013/2014 financial year so that artists have better and quality products.

Mr Mbarouk informed the House that the plans include capacity building and providing skills to all people engaged in artists industry, to minimize substandard work. Members of the House complained that the ministry has not been doing enough in promoting artists in the islands.

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