Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry has apologised for moving the date of Zimbabwe’s award ceremony NAMA from March 23 to April 13, 2018.
A statement from Coventry reads:
My Ministry sincerely apologises to the Sector, Corporates, Events Manager AB Communication, the public and nation at large for inconveniences caused by this development. We assure that the ceremony will be held accordingly as had been planned at Harare International Conference Centre. As a Ministry, together with our parastatal the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, we took the decision based on the current national situation of the effects of the natural disaster, Cyclone IDAI that have claimed lives and vastly destroyed properties. Cognisant that we are a culture Ministry that values unhu/ubuntu, we saw it noble that we move the awards ceremony and join the rest of fellow Zimbabweans in assisting the affected families.
Coventry also expressed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of Cyclone Idai that ravished Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province and left many dead.