"The Amu festival was instituted some few years ago, by Osie Adza Tepkor VI, Paramount Chief of Avatime. (Volta region of Ghana)
The chiefs and people of Avatime Traditional area in the Volta Region, have celebrated their annual Amu festival with focus on promoting the nutritional benefits of the brown rice.

Avatime is a popular rice growing area with large expanse of rice fields, especially the brown rice and the annual festival used as a platform to highlight the cereal and its nutritional and economic benefits to promote its eco-tourism and raise funds for self-help developmental projects.

Source: GNA - Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, at the weekend launched a novel titled: “the Sacrificial Lambs” written by Dr Mrs Charity Afua Boateng, a Lecturer in Communication.

The Minister who is also a member of the Ghana Writers Association asked Ghanaians to be proud of their country and urged all to serve the nation rather than seeking greener pastures.

Tourism Safety and Security Initiative (TOSS), a Non-governmental Organisation, was on Tuesday re-launched, on the theme: “Promoting Tourism through Safety, Security and Clean Environment”.

The Initiative has been dormant since it was mooted by Maxpal Intermediaries Limited, an Insurance Risk Management Company and registered in 2000, to answer certain concerns pertaining to the tourism industry.

Ghana has now Africa’s first canopy walkway on the sea.
A 105-metre long canopy walkway has been constructed on the sea at Tema near the Meridian rock which is believed to be the centre of the world.
The canopy walkway, which has cost over $200,000, is the first canopy walkway on the sea in Africa.
It is stringed to the premises of the Ave Maria Resort formerly known as Halcrow beach.

Source: GNA - Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called on tourists to visit Ghana and enjoy the rich tourist sites.

She said the country has diverse tourist sites, which would excite visitors.

Source: TV3network.com - In a quest to help revive Ghanaian beads and culture, INKA Accessories Ghana in partnership with the Central Regional Development Commission (CEDECOM) presents Bead Fest 2015 in Cape Coast.
From Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th of December 2015, 10:00am – 6:00pm, the forecourt of the Cape Coast Castle will be filled with a lovely selection of beads and crafts.

The government has announced that an amount of GHC38,918,393.00 has been allocated to the Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts sector for the year 2016.
Finance Minister Seth Terkper made this known when he presented the 2016 Budget Statement to Parliament, Friday.

Source: GNA - Ghana's rich and unique culture was on full display when it held its Ghana Day Celebration during the just ended World Travel Market (WTM) Fair in Excel London.
The Ghana Day celebration was held as part of WTM night of festivals at this year's event.

Source: By Mike Avickson & Dzigbordi Fomenyah - The Anlo Kingdom has many local festivals that date back to the pre-arrival of the major religions, and which are still occasions for beautiful display of cultural traditions through dancing and some other performances. Chief among these festivals is the Hogbetsotso which is one of the alluring festivals of the Anlos that sees a huge influx of tourists every year at Anloga, the traditional and ritual capital of the people, catching a glimpse of the various activities.

A book detailing memoires of former President Dr Hilla Limann has been unveiled with scholars nostalgically ascribing the former president as humble, hero, uniquely honest and incorruptible who applied rule of law to the latter.

The 651-page book titled: “A Biography of Hilla Limann; Scholar, Diplomat, Statesman,” is authored by Professor Ivan Addae-Mensah, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana.


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