Craft industry needs recognition- call   

14May 2019
Renatha Msungu
The Guardian
Craft industry needs recognition- call   

PARLIAMENTARY Committee on Justice, Constitutional Affairs and Administrative vice chairperson, Najima Giga, has called on the executives across the country to value craft persons in a bid to boost employment opportunities for youths.

vice chairperson, Najima Giga

Najima (pictured) issued the comments when she opened a seminar on acknowledging craft industry, which took place at the Cathedral hall in Dodoma yesterday.

The Special Seats Member of Parliament noted it is a worthy practice and deserves recognition in an effort to boost the creative industry, which has otherwise seen a good number of stakeholders overlook it.

She disclosed valuing craft industry targets to appreciate the craft persons’ skills Ion a bid to see to it they achieve success in their profession.

Najima noted craft persons are important people in the society considering the latter are educating the society.

National Arts Council executive secretary, Geoffrey Mwingereza disclosed the council has every reason to champion for acknowledgment of craft ndustry.

Mwingereza added the council is in the forefront of efforts to educate the society wit a view to see to it the latter value the industry and back the artists.

 He pointed out the workshop gears towards seeing tom it the executives understand craft industry.

Mwingereza disclosed the industry has proved to be an important occupation as it provides youths with employment.

He noted they believe that the executives will, after the seminar, make sure the industry enjoys success.

Member of Parliament for Chemba Constituency Juma Nkamia thanked Arts and Crafts Identification Project  (TACIP) for hosting the workshop.

Nkamia disclosed the seminar plays a crucial role in appreciating craft persons at the domestic level.

He pointed out Nkamia the industry’s practitioners will win recognition in the society, the same way the rest of artists do, if the coordinators will keep on conducting the workshop