NAFAC 2014: Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Calls For Investment In Culture and Creative Arts Industries

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The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Opoku, has called on both

the public and private entities to invest in the Culture and Creative

Arts industries.

He said investment at this sector will immensely improve on generation

of the cultural capital that provides the creative industries with the

requisite knowledge, inspiration, business and economic opportunities

to facilitate transformation of the economy.

Hon. Eric Opoku announced this at the 2014 National Festival of Arts

and Culture (NAFAC) in Sunyani, capital of the Brong Ahafo Region,

which was under the theme: ‘The Creative Arts Industry and Tourism: A

platform for National Development’.

According to Hon. Eric Opoku, Culture plays an essential role which

unify Ghanaians as one people with one destiny, in spite of diversity

in language and social behaviours across the ten (10) Regions of the


“Festival is, therefore, geared towards the deepening of the cultural

basis of our development as a nation.”

He added that, “the occasion provides a platform for us, as a nation,

to assess our culture to further our development agenda and that will

enable us look into the future with hope.”

Hon. Eric Opoku further stated that, it is important for the nation to

recognize that most developed economies have embraced the creative

arts and cultural industry as an integral part of their economies as

the industry has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing sectors.

By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (MR. KOK)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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