Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie has called for more collaboration among stakeholders in the industry to promote the development of Culture and Creative Arts on the African continent.
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She said the two can be harnessed to bring about increased job creation and tourism development, Madam Gomashie, was opening a two day seminar on the status of Culture and Arts in the West African Sub Region and its potential for Growth and Development under the EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement at Pantang near Accra.

It is being organised by the Center for Culture and African Studies of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The Deputy Minister said the number of tourists who visit West Africa to buy craft and Artifacts and watch local movies is a pointer to the potential of the culture of the people.

In a message delivered on behalf of UNESCO, the Organisation urged western countries to continue to facilitate cultural exchanges with developing countries by granting preferential treatment to their artists and other cultural professionals.

The Head of Project of the Center for Culture and African Studies, KNUST, Mrs Vesta Adu Gyamfi, said the specific objective of the project is to use the EPA between ECOWAS and the EU to develop the Arts and Cultural Sector to boost their competitiveness and growth.

Source: GBC


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