Government extends helping hand to content creators

By Peter Chivhima

GOVERNMENT has reiterated its support to the creative sector to ensure it complements national efforts towards a prosperous and empowered upper middle-income society by 2030.

This Friday, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa met with comedians and content creators from different stables in Harare to discuss on collaborations that develop the nation.

During the interactive session, the creatives highlighted the challenges they encounter in their day to day activities.

In response, Senator Mutsvangwa promised look into their concerns, encouraging them to create content which propels the nation towards a prosperous and empowered society.

“My call to you is to join hands with my Ministry and that we work together to tell the story of our collective vision as we work towards the Zimbabwe we want. As leaders and communities, we are agreed we want to harness and mobilise all our people to channel our efforts towards a prosperous and empowered upper middle-income society by 2030,” she said.

Senator Mutsvangwa further extended support to the creatives by offering her Ministry’s equipment and recording studios which they can use for their work.

“My ministry has recording studios which you can use to record your craft. You can book these and use them. BAZ can do capacity building for you – the areas you need strengthening. My ministry has some equipment, eg for lighting, better sound recording etc, and it has an NDS1 communication strategy which you can use to understand my ministry’s thrust and strategies in communicating NDS1 programmes.”

Some of the creatives who attended the meeting include comedians Madam Boss and Mai Titi and film director, Sydney Taivavashe.