Government says it acknowledges that inadequate finances is a major operational challenge for the National Arts Association of Zambia ( NATAAZ).
Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Daniel Bowasi however said government through collaborative efforts will work out a mechanism that will increase the budgetary allocation for NATAAZ activities in the province.
Mr. Bowasi was speaking in Chongwe yesterday during the National Arts Association of Zambia (NATAAZ) Lusaka Province junior Performing arts festival.
He said all efforts must be put in place in order to ensure that all technical capacity of the participants are developed into tangible results.
The Permanent Secretary said government is working very hard to try and see how the creative industry is developed so as to contribute to the GDP of the country.
He implored all the teachers and pupils to link NATAAZ with Education Broadcasting Services.
He said the consistency in hosting NATAAZ is an assurance to government that the Association has the capacity to sustain the emerging challenges in the creative arts of the province.
Mr. Bowasi further commended the committee for the achievements in 2010, saying they have performed all activities with pride.
He said the achievements are a clear indication of what commitment and good leadership can achieve.
Mr. Bowasi pointed out that government has put in place a legal frame work which is conducive for the development of the arts in the country.
And Provincial Education officer for Lusaka Alice Nzala urged all the participants to aim higher that last year at the national NATAAZ festival.
She said discipline is key and a Pillar in the attainment of set goals in the creative arts