overnment says the study of intangible cultural heritage will boost the tourism sector.
Minister of tourism and arts Charles Banda says this is because tourism is about attracting people to unique indigenous practices, festivals and beliefs.
Mr. Banda says intangible cultural heritage will enrich the tourism package while upholding national identity and culture.
He was speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the official opening of a stakeholders’ workshop for the University of Zambia -UNZA- and UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage.
UNZA will start offering a degree programme in Intangible Cultural heritage in February 2019.
The first intake will have 20 students who will be sponsored by UNESCO and the government.
Meanwhile, UNZA – UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Project Coordinator Munukayumbwa Munyima said the degree will have nineteen courses.