By Juma Nsubuga
After two years of pose, the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC) has resumed the annual Art and Culture festivals.
According to UNCC Executive Director, Francis Peter Ojede, UNCC has organised the 4th Edition of Art and cultural festival to take place in November this year.
He told this News site in an exclusive interview that the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted this event in the last two years but it’s now back on track.
“And it’s going to be live and people will convene at the National Theatre for the climax. Before the main events at the National Theatre, we shall have the regional participations in the North, East, West, South and Central” Ojede explained.
He adds that in an effort to increase awareness about culture and the festival, UNCC is in negotiations with government to allow Ugandans wear traditional and cultural attires during the celebration week.
“The objective of this festival is to bring Art and culture of Uganda together. We intend to expose the rich cultures we have in our country to the public in terms of Music, Dance and Drama” he said.
UNCC is a body established by an Act of Parliament in 1954 and it is charged with the responsibilities of encouraging and developing Art and culture in Uganda and to promote, popuralize Art and culture.
He called upon all Ugandans to join UNCC in celebrating this year’s Art and Culture festival.