‘Let’s continue to promote our rich culture’ – Okatakyie Nana Anim I
The Saanahene (Royal Treasurer) of Ati Amanfrom near New Tafo Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern Region, Okatakyie Nana Anim I, has commended efforts made by the government, individuals and interest groups in promoting various aspects of the Ghanaian culture both home and abroad.
He described the “See, Eat, Feel, Taste Ghana” campaign launched by the Ministry of Tourism about three years ago as a worthy initiative citizens must continue to support.
“What makes us Ghanaian are our cultural values and identity. It is time we woke up, used our local music, cuisine, among others to promote tourism,” he said.
Okatakyie Nana Anim I made the remarks when members and executives of Pan Africa Ghana (PAG) met last Wednesday in Accra to discuss issues pertaining to preserving African and Ghanaian heritage.
PAG is a group of professionals championing African ideals. It intends, among other things, to promote African enterprises using music, arts and culture for socio-economic development.
It again aims to deepen ties between the African continent and the Diaspora while working towards the enlightenment of African men and women.
In line with these objectives, Mr Ras Appiah-Levi, Founding President of the group encouraged young people to “learn their history and rediscover themselves.”
He spoke extensively on the essence of preserving the rich African and Ghanaian culture and tasked musicians to produce songs that reflected our cultural values instead of promoting promiscuity.
The Roots Reggae Music Singer and Performer announced some initiatives PAG would embark on to help “redirect” the 21st century youth who, he believed, were going off-track in terms of their cultural identity.
Mr Ras Appiah-Levi announced “Musicians on Pan Africa Tour” project which he said was intended to foster friendship and unity among Africans across the world.
Present at the forum were Mrs. Fidelia Graand-Galon, the Ambassador of Surinam, Community Education and Youth Development Activist, Dr. Akosua Abdallah, and other traditional leaders and dignitaries.
By Spectator Reporter