State Department for Public Service Principal Secretary, Mrs Mary Kimonye has urged Africa to embrace her diverse culture and arts industry as a means of employment creation and social integration.
The Principal Secretary made the remarks during the 4th session of the ongoing Africa Public Service Day celebrations in Zimbabwe. The session discussed how to achieve inclusivity through harnessing Arts and Culture as instruments to inform, market and build capacity for effective and efficient service delivery.
“Culture and arts speak to the inner being and shape character. To this end, we should have cultural activities across our countries to build stronger ties and exchange ideas. Culture and arts are a cure to unemployment and we should therefore redefine employment and professionalize arts and cultural economic activities like the comedy industry, “she said.
Mrs Kimonye is leading the Kenyan delegation in Zimbabwe for the three days event which is being held at Victoria Falls.
By Brian Kochwa