BBC declared 1 June of every year a Bulawayo day and the City Of Kings has decided to commemorate the day with a 4-day Carnival, the Bulawayo Arts Festival, that will run from the 2nd to the 5th of June every year Sunday News reports.
Cultural activists Nhimbe Trust, welcomed the move when they spoke to the publication and said:
Declaring the Bulawayo Day, and Festival week is the most significant cultural governance resolution by the City of Bulawayo in its 125 years lifetime, indeed it is also the most significant advocacy impact story for Nhimbe Trust. Cognisant of the value of arts and culture as a driver for sustainable development, Nhimbe Trust first engaged the Bulawayo City Council in 2014 in the proposed development of a cultural policy for the city.
Bulawayo City and the Nhimbe Trust signed an MOU in 2015 to establish a Bulawayo Cultural Affairs office to help the council implement the cultural policy.
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