Study explores cultural powerhouse
Burkina Faso is becoming an African cultural powerhouse, generating music, architecture, dance, visual arts, artistic crafts and design. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently completed a national study on the cultural sector’s role in social and economic development.
The study involved more than 400 people and revealed that the sector contributes 2% to the national GDP and has a huge potential for growth.
The study made recommendations for growing the sector, which is promising to create much-needed employment among the large proportion of the population living below the poverty line.