PM wants greater involvement from private sector in WCMF

first_imgLocalNews PM wants greater involvement from private sector in WCMF by: – October 31, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. (file photo)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling for a greater involvement from the private sector in the staging of the annual World Creole Music Festival.He said that it is time that the private sector injects some cash into the event.“There has to be a greater involvement in the private sector in a more tangible way. What the WCMF needs is a greater injection of cash through sponsorship. The sponsorship in kind helps but you need money to be able to sustain the involvement of the bands. It is a very costly exercise so I believe greater involvement of the private sector is crucial and will give it an additional boost. I believe what we have to do is look at the existing sponsors, including government and to examine every private sector firms contribution and ask yourself whether you are getting value for money from these sponsors. We also need to tap into new sponsors,” he said.Jeff Joseph & the Grammacks New Generation performing on night 1 of the WCMFMr Skerrit also commended the efforts of the Dominica Festivals Commission for highlighting the local artists at the festival.“The Dominica Festival Commission has made an effort to try to promote the local bands, whether its cultural groups, local artistes…I think it’s a matter for them to take advantage of that exposure and take their performance to the next level,” he said.Dominica Vibes News 112 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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