Under the Bottom-Up agenda and the Talanta Hela Initiative, Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts, Honorable Ababu Namwamba has today fulfilled his promise made during the Annual Kenya Theatre Awards by awarding the winners with cash prizes to celebrate their efforts in the Theatre frontier.
At the Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel, the Cabinet Secretary stressed the efforts being put in place by the ministry, revealing that plans are underway to renovate the Kenya National Theatre and the budget is already set so the renovation will happen sooner than later.
Additionaly, the Cabinet Secretary announced that the ministry is in early discussions to partner with governments around the world, South African government included, to uplift exposure of our country’s creative potential to other territories in turn elevating the brands of creatives back at home. He also went ahead and announced a Collaboration with the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) to offer Free legal services for artists to help protect their intellectual properties, Collaboration with banks to develop unique banking products for creatives and Tax breaks for corporates who invest in the arts!
In order for Theatre to be appreciated more by Kenyans, the Cabinet Secretary called upon all mainstream media in the Country to increase Theatre awareness through their channels so that more of our country men can know more about Theatre and embrace it.
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