Cabinet passes first-ever culture ministry policy framework 2022/7

The national council of ministers has on Friday passed the first ever policy framework and strategic plan 2022/2027 of the ministry of culture, Museums and National Heritage.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the government spokesperson Michael Makuei said the ministry has been running without policy framework since it was establish during the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity in 2020.

On Friday, the cabinet had the first policy presented by the minister of culture.

“[The cabinet] listened to the presentation from honorable Dr. Nadia Arop Dudi, the minister of culture, museum and national heritage on the policy framework and strategic plan 2022/2027,” Makuei said.

He said the council passed the policy and directed the minister to table it before the national legislature for consideration.

“It’s worth mentioning that the ministry since it was establish did not come up with policy framework. So, this was the policy framework prepared and presented [and] and after thorough deliberation, the cabinet passed the policy and directed the minister to present it to the transitional national legislative assembly for consideration,” Makuei stated.

The policy frameworks focuses on fostering national integration, harmony and stronger sense of national identity, pride and unity. It also aims at creating the benchmark necessary for mainstreaming culture and heritage.

The policy set forth standards as well as raising awareness and building the capacity necessary for infusing culture as integral parts of public policy and development plans.