THE Kabwata Cultural Village has called on the Government to consider expanding the village to attract more traders, says chairperson Masiye Mubita
Mr Mubita said that the current trading space could not accommodate many traders who wanted to open up businesses at the village.
He said there were a lot of activities at the village that could attract many traders, adding that the expansion of the village would not only attract traders but boost tourism.
He commended Government for acquiring musical instruments through the National Arts Council which would be used by vulnerable groups and lead to the formation of more cultural bands.
Mr Mubita said many foreigners were coming in Zambia to buy and see various artifacts at the village.
He said if the market was expanded, Zambian local products would be advertised in other countries through the tourists visiting the country.
Mr Mubita was speaking during the launch of the weekend cultural performances at the village.
And Lusaka Province permanent secretary Stardy Mwale said there was need to appreciate culture because it was a major factor used to define people’s norms and values.
Mr Mwale said there was no nation that could develop properly without embracing its cultural diversity and the ability to use it as a means of dialogue.
“Culture is a recognition of the role culture plays in the lives of humanity and that is why United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural organisation (UNESCO) set aside this day,” he said.
He said Government, through the Ministry of Tourism and Arts, was doing everything possible to ensure that the welfare of all artists was enhanced.