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MINISTER OF YOUTH SUCCESSFULLY TABLES NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL BILL

Written by on September 16, 2020

The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare has said that the National Arts Council of Botswana bill which he presented in Parliament yesterday is a product of wide consultation of various stakeholders which began in 2012 and the final consultations were held this year. He said amongst those consulted were artists and the media industry.

The minister successfully tabled the bill in Parliament yesterday under a certificate of urgency. He noted that it was important for the bill to be considered urgent as it will assist in the resuscitation of the industry as it has been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill was supported by the President who urged other Legislators to support it


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