By Bayan Nalubwama
The state minister of Gender, Labour and Social development, Hon Sarah Kanyike has revealed that the Ugandan government under her ministry is to setup a one stop centre for all creatives dubbed creatives hub.
This was revealed during the annual celebrations of the World Culture Day that was celebrated on Friday at the Uganda National Cultural Centre.
According to Hom Sarah, the hub will be a long term solution for all problems affecting the creatives sector.
“Government under the leadership of my ministry through a multisectoral approach including National Planning Authority and all the relevant agencies to culture and creative industry are working towards developing a strategy to get a long term solution to the strengthening of the sector. The delivery of the strategy will be Government commitment to identifying and ensuring sustained support and resilience of the culture and creative sector. In this line therefore, Government under my ministry is working towards getting a one stop Centre which we will call the Creatives Hub for all of you.” She revealed
Given the current situation facing the entertainment industry, Hon Sarah urged all artists to find and utilize all opportunities that came along with the crisis.
” Let us take advantage of this crisis to use digital era to market our products and improve on the economic base of our practioners.” She said
She further revealed that the government is currently working with film stakeholders to ensure that they professionalise the Film sector and increase on local content.
The event was graced by Iranian Cultural Chancellor Mohammad Reza, legendary musicians and performencers like Joanita Kawalya, Halima Namakula, Daniel Kazibwe aka Raga Dee, Aloysius Matovu Joy and Rachel Magoola.