The sixth edition of the bayelsa Food and Arts Festival has just been concluded in Yenegoa the state capital.
Speaking to newsmen during the three day event, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Silverflame Media who is also the Festival Manager, Mr Sylvester Sede noted that the event is to showcase the food and arts culture of the Bayelsa people.
Mr Sede explained that the event is organized each year to create a platform where many small and medium scale businesses can bring their edible and non edible products to the limelight of the people living in the state.
He also pointed out that the Food and Arts Festival would also be an avenue to export the unique cuisine to those outside the state.
Mr Sede elaborated on the success of this year’s edition which is unique as it was an avenue to reach out to some families affected by the flood.
” This year’s edition is coming after the flood, hence it was made open to all and vendors had a discounted price, we also offered free legal and medical services, including the distribution of free clothes and books to children by a charity organization”.
However, he called for support from the state government and other well meaning individuals, companies and organizations as funding has been a major challenge in organizing the event.
On his part, a resident of Yenagoa, Mr Ebikela Martins commended the organizers of the Bayelsa Food and Arts Festival saying it is a good support system for new businesses in the state.