Isabel to host first Phoga festival

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AFTER Isabel province hosts its second Kodili Festival Arts at Buala Township this June 2018, a new programme called the Phoga festival will be launched.

Hosted by the Maringe Highlands of Isabel province, the festival will be held at Tirotonna Village in July.

Festival coordinator Norman Advent said the festival would be held from July 3-8.

It was initiated by the youth leaders following a meeting at Tirotonna Village in July 2016.

He said the objective of the Phoga Festival is to promote heritage, culture and spiritual values, allow creativity and innovation for youths, encourage leadership and integrity and access to relevant information on issues affecting youth.

Mr Advent said the Phoga Festival also aims at encouraging healthy lifestyle for youths, helping to appreciate our sovereignty and unite youths in sports and recreational activities.

A range of activities; demonstration of traditional food preparation, local arts and crafts, cultural dancing, awareness talks and sporting activities are being planned for the festival.

Kodili festival will be held on June 25-29, 2018.

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