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Uganda to host 1st Cultural Expo in US aimed at stimulating cultural tourism

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The Ministry of Gender Labour and social development has organised a cultural expo for all of Uganda’s indigenous communities.

Peace Mutuuzo and Silk Events boss, Elvis Ssekyanzi at the launch of the expo
Peace Mutuuzo and Silk Events boss, Elvis Ssekyanzi at the launch of the expo

According to the Minister of State for Culture Peace Mutuuzo, the fair will kick off with a local expo which will culminate into the first International Cultural Expo in the US.

Different Cultural groups from all regions of the country will showcase their cultures on 27th and 28th March at Freedom City and Serena Hotel.

From the local expo, 5 cultural groups from different regions of Central, West, East, North, West Nile and Karamoja will be selected to exhibit at the international expo.

They will undergo a comprehensive training and mentoring to meet the international standards prior to the event.

The International cultural expo is slated for 1st to 15th August 2020 in Washington DC and New York in the United States.

“The main purpose of the expo is to take Uganda to the world and bring the world to Uganda, enhance and transform cultural tourism, provide a platform for the Ugandan community to showcase the opportunities provided by the cultural industry to its national and international community,” she said.

She also added that the expo has mainly been funded by partners including Silk Events.

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