Business houses urged to back festivals

Business houses in the country have been called on to help the Government promote and support cultural festivals.

Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Emil Tammur, made the call when presenting K50,000 to the Sepik River Crocodile Festival.

Tammur said cultural festivals are getting hard to deliver every year because of the increasing cost of hosting such events, and the private sector would do well to support the Government to promote and maintain our unique cultural heritage, especially in these tough economic times. 

He said many of the cultural festivals around the country are struggling to source funding and any support from the private sector would be greatly appreciated.

As part of the Ministry’s support, the Minster presented K50,000 to chairman of the Sepik River Crocodile Festival Alois Meteos.

The Sepik River Crocodile Festival will be held in August.

Since its inception in 2007, it has attracted a lot of interest, both locally and internationally.

This year will be its 11th year.

(Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Emil Tammur)

Charmaine Poriambep