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Embrace works of art, whatever the content - 10 months ago, 27 Maý 00:20

Dominic Wamugunda

There is a time when there was very little creativity visible in our society and that little bit was generally controlled and moderated by the prevailing oppressive political environment of that time.

Then something happened which coincided with the opening up of the political space. Airwaves were liberalised and, all of a sudden, we had more than one channel of television and radio.

These events saw the setting in of all kinds of creative activities which became the order of the day in our media outlets.

This, together with the creative events organised in schools and colleges, gave younger people the inspiration and courage to venture into the creative sphere.

A society that does not celebrate creativity and encourage it leaves a socio-cultural vacuum that also tends to exclude a whole section of gifted people who would otherwise contribute in providing entertainment and probably even generating some economic engagement.

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