KAMPALA – Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has said that famed Italian scientist, scholar, painter, Leonardo Da Vinci’s work continues to attract debate and inspiration to many people in the world since he did it with passion.
This was part of the message he delivered during the launch of the Italian Cultural and Culinary week 18 – 23 November that has been organised under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy and the Italian Embassy in Uganda.
The Italian cultural week commenced with the opening ceremony of Leonardo da Vinci exhibition that was held at the Uganda National Museum in Kitante, Kampala.
The Italian cultural week will include youth storytelling to children in Blaise, Ladri Carrozzelle live band concert from (Italy), Italian cooking day, and pizzas vs Rolex completions and whose proceeds will be remitted to Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services.
The Embassy also will use the cultural week to raise awareness for the need to recognise people living with disabilities especially children.
The Italian embassy has also refurbished the Uganda national museum to match international standards.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Tourism, wild life and antiques, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Science and Innovation and a number of heads of the diplomatic quos accredited to Uganda.