Uganda is one of the countries in Africa with defined culture which we really need to jealously protect because it brings out our identity. However, due to modernity and lack of serious elders to promote it, we have for some reason lagged behind when it comes to promoting and loving our culture
With an aim to enrich the young people with knowledge about culture, Culture World in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities came up with the first ever ‘My Culture My Identity Festival’ which is going to bring together all the Ugandan cultures together, slated for Saturday the 22nd of June at Uganda Museum located in Kitante, Kampala
The event that is set to feature different cultural groups, leaders and enthusiasts will have lots of activities taking place like bazaar, exhibitions, fashion showcase, poetry, mini tournaments and comedy without forgetting the games like ‘mweeso’, ‘ddulu’, ‘kwepena’, ‘bulaada’ and winners will walk away with instant gifts
While speaking at the press briefing held at Uganda Museum on Tuesday Morning, the CEO Culture World Mrs Lavinia Tuhimbise had this to say.
“For the first time, we are going to see our culture being showcased at the Uganda museum, we are going to have a lineup of top designers in Uganda showcasing traditional and African wear”. Lavinia said
Lavinia went on to explain the main objective of this festival which will be held annually.
“The reason as to why we are celebrating culture is to mostly enrich the young people with knowledge about culture and identity. Our panel of guests that day has the old people who know these culture norms and values and they need to teach us”
This is a charity event whose proceeds are aimed at helping ‘Kaleke Kasome’ which is a foundation located in Mpigi district taking care of disadvantaged children With the event slated to happen in less than a fortnight, lovers of culture better brace yourselves for a mind blowing experienced that see different cultures mixing and mingling in one place. Ug Shs 20,000, 50,000 and 1 million are the entrance fees for ordinary, VIP and a table of 10 ten.