18th edition of the NAMAs postponed
Organisers of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) have postponed the date for the glamorous night to a later date as a noble way to consider how the nation is currently focusing on the effects of Cyclone Idai, which has not only destroyed infrastructure but has also claimed lives in the Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.
In a press statement by the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, the postponement is a response to government’s directive to cancel or postpone all government events.
“As a ministry, together with our parastatal, the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, we took the decision based on the current national situation of the effects of the natural disaster, Cyclone Idai that has claimed lives and vastly destroyed properties”, read the statement
“Cognisant that we are a culture Ministry that values unhu/Ubuntu, we saw it noble that we move the awards ceremony and join the rest of fellow Zimbabweans in assisting the affected families”, they added.
The date has been moved to 13 April 2019 and will still be held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC)