The directors of the Joshua Nkomo Cultural Movement say there is need to appreciate and award locals who made impact to the growth of the Bulawayo city.

This came out during the Bulawayo outreach awards held at the Art Gallery in Bulawayo to honour those who have contributed to the growth of the arts and culture sector.

Joshua Nkomo Cultural Movement Chairman, Mehluli Moyo said the awards are a token of appreciation to deserving individuals who had an impact in uplifting the city of Bulawayo.

The awards are set to be held annually in the city with the aim of honouring people who have made significant strides in the growth and development of Bulawayo.