Zambia’s new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Arts Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato, has outlined a plan for national development through the arts in 2023. In a statement, Mr Fumba emphasized the integral role that art plays in the social, political, and economic development of a country, and outlined a plan to reorganize the arts sector in order to better meet the needs and demands of artists.
In a statement released, Mr Fumba outlined a plan for national development through the arts in 2023. Mr Fumba emphasized the integral role that art plays in the social, political, and economic development of a country, stating that “art is an integral element in the social, political and economic development of a country.”
To maximize the value of art economically and socially, Mr Fumba outlined a plan to reorganize the arts sector in order to create structures that are more responsive to the needs and demands of artists in the country. These structures, whose functions will be clearly defined, will require a mindset change from administrators to practitioners. To achieve this, the ministry will work closely with the National Arts Council of Zambia and various arts associations in the country, building the capacity of the council and supporting the existence of the associations.
Mr Fumba also stressed the importance of strong art associations in promoting and protecting the interests of individual artists. “Strong Art Associations are critical in promoting and protecting the interests of individual artists,” he said. “The Ministry will be working to build the capacity of the council to enable it serve the artists to the fullest capacity.”
In addition to supporting the arts sector internally, the ministry also plans to prioritize creating an ecosystem that is supportive and favorable to artists. This will include supporting art-based enterprises and investors who can add value to the arts and artists in Zambia. Mr Fumba invited the business community and entrepreneurs to consider partnering with the ministry in responding to the industry’s needs, stating that “the challenges that artists face in Zambia are business opportunities that we hope entrepreneurs can help address.”
To further support the arts sector, the ministry is seeking partnerships with financial institutions, such as banks, and will engage with the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to see how artists and art-based businesses can benefit from existing resources.
In conclusion, Mr Fumba stated that the development of necessary policies is a priority and that the ministry is actively working on finalizing a number of them. He wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a great year ahead, thanking them for their support.
As a feel good factor and as an economic contributer to the country……….
The Arts industry is vital………..
The Nigerian nollywood industry brings in 10s of million to the Nigerian economy.
Well done Mr president for appointing pilato to help this sector ,while……
Sports has been wisely left to someone else to oversee……….clever move.
This country has gone to the dogs. What qualifications does this dagga smoking chap has?
What qualifications did Bowman Lusambo have or Malanje no G12 certificate as Foreign Affairs Minister? It went to the dogs then
Grade 12 O Levels, A degree, brains, a will power, President’s blessings and a clean record.
Kano ninoko ulipo
In case you didn’t know, Pilato is a Lawyer by qualification.
Nepotism, payback time after he was used as a political campaign tool. Anyway, use some of the talent to fix what you were fighting for. We can see all the loudest cadres have been awarded government positions. Imagine even meno meno is now a diplomat. Manje problem with us Zambians is that the next person will do exactly the same and more. So let’s community…kusheta pamozi.
Chama Fumba is just trying to be a busy body ….govt dont work like you are a PS not a Minister or lawmaker
Political appointments shall not achieve anything in government. there is need to appoint people with qualifications in the civil service not abaa aba dancer.
Cadre…but i the his boss said he will appoint leaders on merit it was a lie he made to the people of Zambia! a liar is extremely dangerous.
He looks focused than the fake PASTOR
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