PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pretoria-Friday 3rd May, 2019
TWO Zambian arts and cultural groups are representing Zambia at the annual African Carnival being held in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa.
“Zuba Ni Moto” and “Kasama Arts Zambia” are among cultural groups that are participating at Africa’s biggest annual carnival and festival celebrations.
Group leader, Patrick Mphakateni says the two Zambian groups have taken advantage of the event to show case Zambian unique traditions, culture and tourism.
Speaking on the side-lines of the Carnival, Mr. Mphakateni said the Carnival provided an opportunity for the two cultural groups to promote Zambia’s tourism on the African continent.
He said art and culture was unifying not only to Zambia but to Africa as a whole as it transcended beyond race, religion and traditional beliefs.
Mr Mphakateni thanked government for giving them an opportunity to represent Zambia at Africa’s biggest cultural event, adding that his groups would remain committed to promoting Zambia’s tourism and arts industry beyond its borders.
The event which was officially launched by South Africa’s Minister of Arts and Tourism, Hon.Nathi Mthethua, attracted the participation of over ten African countries.
It was being held alongside Africa Travel Summit which has attracted over seventeen thousand delegates and exhibitors.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
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