MBABANE: Lutfo Dlamini the President of the Eswatini Arts and Music Association (SWAMA) said as an association they applaud government\'s decision of lifting the ban on arts and entertainment.
This comes after Senator Themba Masuku, the Acting Prime Minister announced the lifting of the ban on arts and entertainment on Thursday.
Speaking to this Swaziland News the SWAMA President said events organisers need to work around the stipulated regulations for now in light of the fact that the COVID-19 threat has not been completely eliminated.
"We applaud His Majesty’s government for this move as an Arts industry. Even though the time and no dance floor rule is still a concern. Event organisers need to also compromise and work around the stipulated regulations for now in light of the fact that the threat has not been completely eliminated. It's tricky, but it's a step in the right direction.The no drinks rule will make venue hiring expensive as venue owners were recouping costs from beverage sales", he said.
Announcing the reopening of the arts industry, Senator Themba Masuku the Acting Prime Minister said outdoor events were limited to 500 attendees and the limit for indoor events would be 300 people.
"All entertainment activities will be limited to two and half hours with no dance floor permitted. Alcohol remains strictly for home consumption and shall not be served at entertainment venues" , said the Acting Prime Minister.
SWAMA President Lutfo Dlamini