Ministry of Information and Culture says government continues its efforts to support the country’s culture and artists.
Govt Criticized For ‘Not Supporting’ Artists
A number of cultural activists, artists and officials at a gathering on Sunday accused government of “inattention” to cultural development and said post-Taliban governments have been “reluctant” to help artists and the improvement of this sector.
“Kabul theater which was inaugurated only in six months time during Mohammad Zahir Shah was not reconstructed during the past eighteen years starting from the transitional government up to now,” said Rahmani.
“Have we forgotten to bring about peace in Afghanistan that we are not paying attention on the role of cinema and arts. We cannot move towards peace and construction unless we have a major cultural policy,” said Faqir Ahmad Maiwand, head of culture and arts department of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s office.
Meanwhile, officials from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) and Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) said government is committed to complete the digitalization of Kabul public library in three stages.
According to the officials, a working group has been assigned the task to find out the financial needs and tenure of the program.
“This means that we further expand the assets which we have inside the books or in other words, make it open so that everyone can use it even to undertake online selling,” said Hadi Hedayati, deputy minister MoCIT for finance.
Officials said Kabul theater has hosted at least 60 shows over the past three years.