Creative Arts development: WB gives Tourism Ministry $40m

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The Ministry of Arts and Culture has secured $40 million grant from the World Bank to promote and develop Tourism and Creative Arts in Ghana.

Speaking at the 2018 ‘Anwene3 festival’ celebrated at Mamponteng in the Kwabre East Municipality, over the weekend, the deputy minister for Arts and Culture Hon. Dr. Ziblim Bari Iddi, disclosed that, the proposal will soon be laid to the house of Parliament for approval.

According to Dr. Ziblim Bari Iddi, the part of the grant will be used to support the promotion and marketing of our beautiful artisans in the country.

‘’festivals have become the main driving force of development in Ghana and pledged government’s support to revamp tourism, arts, culture and creativity’’, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gushegu said.

Mamponteng in the Kwabre East Municipality is first time to celebrate ‘Anwene3 festival’ to help exploit and manage thir craft heritage.

The festival was involved by more dignitaries including the Ashanti regional minister Hon. Simon Osei Mensah and his deputy, the member of parliament for Kwabre East, National commission on culture, Ashanti deputy  regional NADMO director etc.

Hon. Zibril Iddi urged Ghanaians to passionately promote our festivals and protect our heritage sites to boost the domestic tourism in Ghana.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Akosua Agyeiwaa Kodie

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