Let’s Change Our Attitude Towards Anything Ghana – Tourism Minister Urges

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The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku, has called on Ghanaians to have a strong ‘taste’ for locally made products.

Speaking at the ‘Stakeholder Dialogue and Arts Emporium’ to celebrate Ghana Culture Day 2018 and the Multimedia Group Ghana Month, Madam Afeku urged citizens of the country to change their attitude towards anything Ghana.

“I am relieved that we have a day to celebrate the culture and heritage of our land. I entreat all Ghanaians to have an attitude change towards made-in-Ghana products. I practise what I preach, I use GTP for my curtains in the office, I patronize our beads and other made-in-Ghana goods.

“In order to achieve our goal, we must first change our attitude towards anything Ghana. The second is our policy makers, are they patronizing made-in-Ghana products? They must eat, play, wear and promote Ghana. Thirdly, funding, which can be raised here, if we patronize Ghana,” she said.

The Tourism Minister disclosed how excited she was when the country’s popular Kente fabric was used in the Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Black Panther’.

“For the first time since independence, it is cool to be African. Those of you who have seen the Black Panther…. the power of culture. When I watched the recent all-black cast movie showing a stripe of Kente, I was overwhelmed to see Ghana championing culture.”

“If we all come together, we can transform and outlive gold, outlive oil, outlive cocoa, and we can see a serious budgetary allocation to arts, culture and tourism. It is the only industry that brings people together, respects talents and have the potential to create millions of jobs,” she added.

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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