The Creative Arts for Change has applauded the Nana Akufo-Addo led Government of Ghana for the recent MoU signed partnership between the Ghana Tourism Authority – GTA and organizers of Afronation.
In a release dated, February 02, 2020, sighted by www.asiwomewrites.com, the pro-NPP wing of the creative arts in Ghana expressed that, the partnership is a Ghana Agenda and not for political gain but feeds into the “Beyond the Return” declaration
The group also expressed their excitement about the partnership the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is going to embark with Local Festival organizers to put permanent festivals on the calendar of activities for both local and foreign patronage.
Read the full release below;
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The membership of the above movement wants to express our profound gratitude to the Nana Addo led Government on policies and interventions for the Creative sector with this Press release.
As of today 2nd February, we would like to associate ourselves with the recent deals Ghana has signed with various partners at the just ended UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020. As members of the creative industry, we are elated to have a stake in the number of deals signed at the tables witnessed by His Excellency the President. We must say these are some of the recognition we have always wanted, but to our dismay, it has become the topic of discussions since the signing of the MoU between the Ghana Tourism Authority and organizers of AfroNation. The Creative Arts for Change indeed welcomes healthy debate or discussions around the MoU for we want the best for the sector, but knowing what was signed between the parties, we would like to state with emphasis that by far, this has been another blessing right from the Inauguration of the National Film Authority Last December.
Unlike the dish out support in the past years and partial partnership the mother Ministry has with event organizers, this is a very well thought through the partnership that will highlight Ghana in the December festive period to the world all over. With local representation, AfroNation Ghana, duly registered in Ghana together with Government Agency GTA, to put up a local organizing committee to fashion out the festival processes to serve indigenous Ghanaians but meet up international standards, we truly have a lot to be grateful about. This notwithstanding will involve all those who matter, from 100 percent Ghanaian event organizers, sales vendors, rentals of equipment, celebrities to perform, skilled laborers to be employed from start to finish, we say, by far this will enhance the expertise and put food on the tables of hundreds of Ghanaians for the next 5 years. The month of December will never be the same in Ghana.
On this note, we would like to thank His Excellency the President for leading in the honor made on the creative arts and tourism sector with such important steps taken by the Ministry of Tourism Art and Culture through the Ghana Tourism Authority to put Ghana on the map again after the Year of Return activities. We are also happy to hear about the partnership the Ministry is going to embark with Local Festival organizers to put permanent festivals on the calendar of activities for both local and foreign patronage.
We would also like to emphasize without any malice that this is a Ghana agenda, and not for any political gain, so let’s embrace a plan that is to feed into the “Beyond the Return” declaration, and therefore, want to rally the support of Ghanaians to remain resolute as the government pursues its policies. This we believe is one of the deals signed to make it possible.
Finally, we are calling on the Government to remain focus and fulfill the rest of the promises it has made to Ghanaians so as together we can enjoy prosperity.
For Creative Arts 4 Change