By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
National AIDS Council (NAC) Wednesday officially launched 2022 National Aids Day Logo and the theme song in Harare.
This World AIDS Day song is called ‘Equalizer’ will be realised on the World Aids Day commemorations that will be held Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on Thursday.
Addressing journalists in Harare, NAC Communications Director Madeline Dube said that it is important for the organisation to launch the 2022 -2023 theme logo so as to educate and spread the word to people across the world.
“The significant of us unveiling and launching the WAD theme logo and theme song is that we will be able to internalize the message and understand it the way we preserve it and to be able to action what we can action.
“This time we are saying Equalize and our communities have identified the five elements access, empowerment, inclusion, opportunities and upholding of human rights.
“We cannot say people are equal when one has access to information and the other does not have there will not be equality we want the scale to balance but it cannot be happen In a year but as we have said it and we are calling for this action,” she said.
She added that, it is their hope that media houses are going to play a crucial role in reporting factual information about this WAD to people and brings them together as the theme is emphasizing.
“As NAC and our stakeholders, we also want to observe the same that as we share this information let the media houses know so that when you speak you can also intergrade these massages in your programming in your writing in whatever we do.
“Remember media is also part of the key stakeholders who are supposed to push the message so we hope you will also equalize in the news room and in the radio stations and you can also share this information with our people.
“You are also in a better position to give us feedback whether it is working or not even the challenges so that we will be able to pay attention to what people are saying and be able to correct if we can or put some measures to mitigate the challenges,” added Dube.
Speaking during the same event an artist Dancehall Kedha he said that the song will be out tomorrow for people to appreciate the work that has been done by local artists in conjunction with NAC.
“The song tittle is Equalizer and for now it does not have a video but soon we will start working on it.
“This song is a collabo song that was done by almost seven artists and school children as well these artists include Mark Ngwazi, Wilis Wataffi, Dancehall Kedha, Yollanda Munyengwa among other artists,” said Kedha.