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Enugu Tourism Board Vows To Aid Arts For Economic Growth

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Dame Rita Mbah, who presides over the Enugu State Tourism Board, declared the government’s commitment to bolstering the local economy by extending comprehensive support to arts curators and gallerists.

These assurances from Dame Mbah were given during the weekend’s launch of Kachi James Gallery in Enugu.

‘Art galleries are always a welcome idea because they not only boost tourism by attracting a lot of visitors, they also generate jobs and stimulate our local economy through patronage of artworks.
This is why the Enugu State Tourism Board strongly supports this great effort by Kachi James Gallery.’

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‘I therefore encourage our artists and lovers of arts, and businesses to key into the great opportunity being created by the administration of Governor Peter Mbah to open galleries and other art-related businesses because Enugu is now open for business,’ she said.

Speaking at the event, Kachi Aghasili, the gallery’s proprietor, linked the gallery’s establishment to her deep affection for art and intellectual property, along with the promising business environment in Enugu. She emphasized the wealth of art and history in the state that could support the venture.

She expressed her determination to provide opportunities for emerging artists who may not have established names to compete with the current ones.

“We want to give emerging artists an opportunity to be seen, heard, and discovered”, she stressed.

During the gallery’s unveiling, Senator Osita Ngwu commended the private sector for its valuable contributions to the arts industry, stating that it reflects the Igbo concept of “Aku Ruo Ulo,” or the importance of investing in one’s homeland.

‘I am very happy with what I have seen today. Kachi James just showed the substance she is made of by bringing this art gallery to Enugu. It is a private initiative and I commend it completely’, the senator representing Enugu West senatorial district said.

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