Cultural Centres in Ghana are to be renovated.
This was revealed by the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.
According to him, five of the centres will be renovated next year.
He made this revelation during the inauguration of the Governing Board of the National Commission on Culture (NCC) in Accra on Tuesday.
The minister asserted that this would help Ghanaians to express their cultural identity across the world and it will also help in generating revenue for the country.
“Without these centres we cannot clearly express our cultural identity and our tourism drive in this country would not yield the desired results.”
Describing the board as a strategic board, Dr Awal urged them to implement a cultural policy by June next year.
“Find a team that can give us a cultural policy so that by the middle of next year we would be driving a policy that can make Ghana big and ensure that the young generation do not forget their roots, because those who forget their roots are a lost people,” he stated.
Members of the Board include Dr Awal, Madam Janet Edna Nyame, Madam Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Madam Fatima Abubakar, Madam Dzifa Kemevor, Osgyefo Kwame Akonu X, Dr Lawyer Christine O. Asare, Mr Kwaku T. Danso-Misa, Madam Shirley Nana Akua Frimpong-Manso, Sheikh Zakaria M. Seebaway, Mr Alex Lucky Mensah, Mr Felix Otis Tsibo-Darko and Mr Issiah Kwadwo Ampong.