Artists unite in fight against corruption

Article, 22.06.2017

The National Museum and House of Culture in Dar es Salaam hosted a half-day anti-corruption training workshop for artists on 19 June. The workshop, which was facilitated by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), aimed at educating artists on the Corruption Act and on the use of art as a tool to fight corruption.

Ambassador Florence Tinguely Mattli giving her remarks at the event

The National Museum and House of Culture is one of five recipients of the Swiss Embassy’s 2017 arts and culture grant. The Museum intends to use their show, the Museum Art Explosion, to raise citizens’ awareness on corruption issues. The Museum Art Explosion is a monthly performing and visual arts programme that has been addressing different social issues through artistic works such as dance, music, theatre and visual arts. 

The event was preceded by remarks from Guests of Honour, Swiss Ambassador H.E. Florence Tinguely Mattli and PCCB Director of Community Education Mr. Ekwabi Mujungu. Other recipients of the Swiss grant are Tanzania House of Talent (THT), Art in Tanzania, Gaba Africa Ltd. and Kijiji Studios Tanzania. 

The Embassy of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been promoting and supporting various aspects of the Tanzanian culture since 2005. The SDC has awarded a total of $87,000 (over TZS 190 million) to the five recipients in support of promoting a vibrant arts and cultural sector in Tanzania.

Middle row: National Museum of Tanzania Director General Audax Mabulla (2nd from left), Ambassador Florence Tinguely Mattli (3rd from left); PCCB Director of Community Education Ekwabi Mujungu (4th from left); National Museum and House of Culture Director Achiles Bufure (5th from left) with PCCB workshop facilitators and some of workshop participants ©FDFA