Culture Ministry initiative aims to beautify Sudanese capital
Sudanese artists expressed their happiness with the presence of a government official concerned with working to beautify the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
The Ministry of Culture, Information, and Tourism in Khartoum State announced the launch of an initiative to beautify public places in the Sudanese capital and to control the public visual field.
The Director General of the Ministry, Yousif Hamad, stressed the importance of the artists’ contribution to the initiative, and the need to allow the public visual field to be controlled by professionals.
This is in reference to the artists’ contribution to designing the Hurriya Bridge in central Khartoum, while praising the amateur artists’ efforts in coloring and beautifying the Sudanese capital.
During a workshop organized by artists in the ministry on Sunday, Hamad called on artists not to give up their profession in favor of politics.
The Director General pointed out that the Sudanese intellectual has a political discourse that he must employ for the benefit of society.
He indicated that the transitional period resulted in a peaceful revolution that is required to be expressed in art.
He championed the idea of benefiting from the lessons of the revolution and working to create a democratic reality for political practice.
For his part, the Director of the Culture Department at the Ministry, Musa Osman, said that his administration sought to complete the administrative arrangements for the success of the initiative, in order for it to see the light soon.
For his part, the representative of the Sudanese Artists Association, Abdel-Majid Afifi, expressed his happiness with the presence of an official concerned with the beauty and privacy of the city and working to beautify and coordinate it for the psychological comfort of the citizens so that the cities look more humane.
He praised the ministry’s initiative of involving artists in the Khartoum beautification project.