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NAFAC 2018 was Postponed because “There Was No Money” – New Juaben Krontihene NAFAC 2018 was Postponed because “There Was No Money” – New Juaben Krontihene

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NAFAC 2018 was Postponed because “There Was No Money” – New Juaben Krontihene

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The Krontihene of the New Juaben Traditional Area has revealed that the National Festival of Arts and Culture – NAFAC 2018 was postponed for the simple reason that there was no money.

 

The event which was earlier scheduled to be celebrated in Koforidua in the Eastern Region in November 2018 was postponed indefinitely without a reason from the Ministry for Tourism, Arts and Culture.

 

READ ALSO: NAFAC 2019 Scheduled for November 8 in Koforidua

 

However, during the NAFAC 2019 Media Launch on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, in Koforidua at the renovated Regional Cultural Center, the Krontihene, Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng shockingly revealed that the postponement was because there was no money.

 

“The organization of the National Festival of Arts and Culture in the Eastern Region was postponed for the simple reason that there was no money. When I checked, that was what I was told when I was instructed to represent the traditional council on the planning committee”.

 

He, therefore, urged the government to demonstrate more commitment towards promoting the tourism, culture and creative arts industry and support the National Commission on Culture to better deliver its mandate.

 

READ ALSO: PHOTOS: EASTERN REGIONAL THEATRE COMMISSIONED IN KOFORIDUA

 

The further stated that the nation stands to lose its identity and go into oblivion if the situation does not change for the better.

 

“How can the industry be well developed to contribute its quota to the economic development of this country, if the agency mandated to promote our tourism, culture and creative arts is not well resourced,?” he quizzed.

 

He also identified the huge monitory values in the promotion of tourism, culture and creative arts sector of the economy and therefore called for a more business-oriented industry transformation.

 

“The sector, therefore, needs a transformation to be more business-oriented industry through enhanced and accelerated product design and development, market development and penetration. Let us do all we can to galvanize the private sector to better invest in this industry for the enhanced economic growth of the country,” the Krontihene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng said.

 

National Festival of Arts and Culture – NAFAC 2019, is the second in the Eastern Region after the 1982 edition.

 

READ ALSO: THE CURRENT STATE OF CULTURAL CENTER IN KOFORIDUA

 

Since 1967, the National Festival of Arts and Culture has been the appellation of Ghanaians with a priceless heritage to protect the arts and culture heralded its successive celebrations.

 

The event is under the theme; “Empowering the Youth through Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts for Employment and Wealth Creation” and will be held from Friday, November 8 to Friday, November 15, 2019.

 

NAFAC which is organized biennially is to consolidate all the gains made culturally using a permissible platform for all the ethnic cultures in Ghana to come together to promote the rich unity in cultural diversity as an asset for national development.

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Asiwome Writes born Asiwome Tei-Mati is the Chief Writer at www.asiwomewrites.com, a blog for all credible and At the Moment Entertainment News. A blog designed for all Showbiz News, Interviews and Reviews in the Creative Arts industry in Ghana. Asi Wome is an entertainment enthusiast and journalist, a Communication Strategist and a radio and TV Entertainment, pundit.

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah

COVID-19 will be defeated in 10 Days – Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah

As the world grapples with managing and finding a lasting solution to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Evans Yaw Tawiah has prophesied the defeat of the virus in ten (10) days.

The Apostle of Souls for Heaven Ministry, based in Koforidua in the Eastern Region revealed yesterday in a Facebook post, that the novel COVID-19 will be a thing of the past in 10 days.

“God has answered our prayers. In 10 days, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past. Keep on trusting God,” he posted.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

The Apostle of the gospel, who also doubles as the owner of the Koforidua based radio station, Emak 97.7 Fm in an exclusive interview with www.asiwomewrites.com further stated that the defeat of COVID-19 which is in 10 days, starts from today, Monday, March 23, 2020.

“The Lord told me (Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah), in 10 days, starting from today, COVID-19 will be defeated.”

He, however, cautioned that times are evil and called on all to come to Christ because we are in the end-time.

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

Apostle Tawiah urged every Ghanaians to partake in the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo’s call for the nation to fast and pray on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

He also appealed to the general public to take all precautionary measures and the directives given by the Ghana Health Service and the president respectively.

 

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

SINGAPORE: About S$1.6 million will be set aside for the arts and culture sector as part of support for the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and to prepare the sector for “post-disease recovery”, announced Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng on Friday (Mar 6).

“We want cultural performances to continue during this time as the arts inspire us and lift our spirits, as long as necessary precautions are in place. This is what MCCY (Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth) agencies and institutions – including NAC (National Arts Council), NHB (National Heritage Board) and PA (People’s Association) – will commit to, where possible,” he said in his Committee of Supply speech.

“We also want to encourage arts and culture practitioners to take this opportunity to develop their capabilities and better position themselves for the future.”

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

Part of the S$1.6 million will include a subsidy of 30 percent for venue rental and associated costs for arts and culture activities from Mar 7 to Jun 30.

This will be applicable at national cultural institutions such as the Esplanade, Arts House Limited venues, and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

In addition, the National Arts Council will provide a one-time, enhanced capability development grant for individuals and arts organizations.

The aim of this grant, which will open to applications from Mar 16, is to promote upskilling and organizational capability development, said Mr. Baey.

These two initiatives are part of the Stabilisation and Support Package announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech. The package was introduced to help stabilize the economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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“Arts groups and practitioners, including those who enjoy subsidized rentals under NAC’s arts housing scheme, can benefit from both initiatives,” said Mr. Baey.

The Package includes a training support scheme for self-employed persons, who will be paid S$7.50 per hour as training allowance when attending eligible programs.

NAC will continue working with SkillsFuture Singapore to curate arts and culture courses for arts freelancers to complement existing initiatives like the Arts Resource Hub.

“We encourage all eligible arts and culture professionals to tap on the available measures, including subscribing to the Arts Resource Hub, which is free, and prepare themselves for the post-COVID-19 upturn … We encourage arts practitioners to support one another during this time,” Mr. Baey said.

Source: Channel News Asia

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

The annual Kwahu Easter and all other activities associated with it has been called off by the Kwahu Traditional Area

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Following the directives from Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana on the novel Coronavirus – COVID -19 outbreak, the Kwahu Traditional Area has called off the annual Kwahu Easter celebrations.

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In a release dated March 16, 2020, and signed by Samuel Tuffour, registrar of the Kwahu Traditional Area, one week, forty days observation and funerals in Kwahu must be on hold indefinitely.

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

 

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