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W. Bahr el Ghazal launches weekly art and cultural gala

November 10, 2015 (WAU) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state announced on Tuesday the launch of it’s weekly art and cultural activities, allowing artists and young writers to collectively share their creativeness and experiences.

The mayor of Wau town, who also doubles as the arts commission head, Alfred Derick Oya said the event to held every Thursday aims to restore cultural activities in the state.

“Today we are here in Wau’s peace hall at the council of ministers and we are launching a weekly forum for art and culture and this weekly forum is actually one activity of the commission for arts and cultures which was recently launched at the state," said Oya.

"We are taking this opportunity in this forum to give perfectives of the commission so that the people know the warrant of the establishment, the vision, the mission, the objectives and the plans of action,” added the mayor.

Established by the state governor early this year, the commission for art and culture seeks to help young artists and writers develop by doing things in a professional way.

(ST).