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Some district events of the culture week in Masvingo Province have been postponed to June, the authorities have said.

National Arts Council Provincial Arts Manager Helen Mudefi said they have received letters from Masvingo District saying the events have been postponed due to lack of resources.

“Some of the events here in Masvingo have been moved to June due to lack resources but other districts like Mashava will be on today,” she said.

Mudefi said the provincial launch has been slated for Gutu at United Primary School tomorrow with a number of officials from the province expected.

“The provincial launch will be held in Gutu and all is set for the event,” she said. She said they had to use traditional leaders for the event to take place.

There is a challenge in coming with such events because we have limited resources on our disposal but we had to use traditional leaders to liase with the community for the event to take place,” said Mudefi.

Traditional dance groups from Munyikwa, visual artists from the province, traditional leaders, provincial education director Fadzai Jirivengwa and the district education officer Sonnie Chirikure are expected to grace the event.

“We will start with a procession before getting music from local groups and a guided tour of exhibitions,” she said. She feels a lot has to be done in the province that seems to be working more on visual arts only. “There is a lot that is needed to be done here because the focus is on visual artists yet there are other activities that also need attention like traditional dance and other activities,” she said.

Culture week was officially launched in Bulawayo last week and most of the

provinces have since started celebrating the week with various activities.

Source : The Herald