GHANA PARTICIPATES IN BOOK FAIR IN MOROCCO

index stakeholdersmeetingA Ghanaian delegation, led by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, has returned home after participating in the International Publishing and Book Fair in Casablanca, Morocco.

This year’s fair, the 20th since its inception, targeted member-countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Fourteen ECOWAS countries participated in the fair which had the theme, ‘Experience Cultural Morocco’.

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GHANA HOSTS VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON INVENTORY OF CULTURAL PROPERTIES

index cultureGhana is hosting a three-day workshop to validate a report on an inventory of cultural properties across Africa, which was undertaken by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the European Union (EU). The workshop forms part of the Cultural Cooperation between the European Union and Africa under a Joint Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership on Democratic Governance and Human Rights.
Participants would among other things discuss the draft report  and ascertain the accuracy and veracity of its data, as well as make suggestions and recommendations on the way forward in cultural cooperation between the European Union and Africa, arising from the report of the inventory.

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, at the opening of the workshop yesterday, indicated that human societies since the pre-historic times had evolved through discoveries, inventions and exchanges, resulting in a wide range of artificial creations and productions among communities.

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EXPLORE GHANA INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

index clubThe Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has appealed to social clubs, churches and schools to take advantage of the numerous tourist sites in the country. This she said, would boost the tourism industry, and educate members of society about the rich cultures of the country

She made these remarks when she launched an initiative, dubbed “Explore Ghana” in Accra to boost domestic tourism in the country.

“Explore Ghana”, which is supported by the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), also seeks to whip up the interest of Ghanaians in domestic tourism.

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Tourism Ministry initiates dance classes for city workers

dance cityMrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called on workers to develop healthy lifestyles by joining the dance classes initiated at the National Theatre.

She said this during the launch of a programme dubbed “Dance the Stress Away”, created by her Ministry for workers in the city. “Dance the Stress Away” was created to help people learn the various local dances at the National Theatre on weekends and in the evenings after the day’s work.


Speaking at the inauguration on Friday, Mrs Adjare said the aim of the programme is to create another avenue for workers to spend quality time at a dance class instead of spending the time in the evening’s rush hour traffic. The Minister and her entourage, who were treated to dancing lessons by dance instructors at the National Theatre, noted that such dance classes are the best means of dancing away the stress in life and at the same time ensure a healthier outlook.

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PROGRAMMES FOR 2013 PANAFEST/EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHED

panaafestThe programmes line-up to mark this year’s PANAFEST/Emancipation Day celebrations have been launched in Elmina with a call on the indigenes of the Central Region to embrace, own and nurture the two festivals and ensure their growth into mega international events.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare who made the call believes that by so doing, the people of the region can take advantage of the numerous economic opportunities that an influx of both domestic and international tourists would offer.

She therefore appealed to especially the youth to bring their creative potential to bear in artistic impressions that will arouse interest of tourists.The Minister noted that this year’s event is significant for three major reasons. Firstly, it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the demise in Accra of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, the towering leader of Pan-Africanism who worked hard in support of the efforts of our forebears to liberate the African continent from slavery and colonialism.

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MINISTER CALLS FOR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT FROM DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

miniter calls forThe Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has appealed to Ghana’s development partners to continue to extend an arm of support to the country, even though she admits the difficult times facing all countries globally. Leading the Government delegation to mark the celebration of the National Days of Italy and Denmark at two separate functions, she recounted the long bond of mutual co-operation and collaboration between Ghana and the two countries on global issues. She also enumerated different forms of assistance Ghana has benefitted from Governments of Italy and Denmark.

 

Proposing the toasts at the two ceremonies, H.E. Laura Carpini and H.E. Carsten Nilaus Padersen (Ambassadors of Italy and Denmark respectively), commended the democratic successes of the country, and pledged their countries continued bilateral co-operation and support for accelerated development of Ghana.

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