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Ghana Culture Forum launches of Ghana Culture Week 2024

The Ghana Culture Week, formerly Ghana Culture Day was launched in 2012 on March 14 and is celebrated every year with activities such as a symposium on a relevant theme and an artistic emporium to showcase works on cultural expressions.

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The Ghana Culture Forum has launched the 2024 edition of its flagship program, the Ghana Culture Week. This, according to the Ghana Culture Forum is to commemorate Ghanaian culture and its place in national development.

The Ghana Culture Week, formerly Ghana Culture Day was launched in 2012 on March 14 and is celebrated every year with activities such as a symposium on a relevant theme and an artistic emporium to showcase works on cultural expressions.

However, in 2022, in the quest to evolve the celebration and expand the scope of the program, the activities marking the Ghana Culture Week were expanded.
The expansion birthed the Interschool debate, which was held during the 2022 edition of Ghana Culture Week.

This year, the celebration is being expanded to consist of activities spanning over a week; thus the rebranding of the festival to reflect the scope.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Cultivating Culture Capital: Nurturing Ghana’s Legacy Legacy for Africa’s Renaissance.”

Speaking on the theme at the launch, Chairman of the Ghana Culture Forum, Nana Otuo Owoahene noted that the theme  “combines the notion of preparing the Ghanaian cultural ecosystem for Africa’s renaissance agenda with the emphasis on shifting from lip-service to action-based initiatives.”

He added that ” it also addresses the idea of mending the cracks in the cultural foundation for future generations. The term cultivating cultural capital underscores the strategic and business-oriented approach to leveraging Ghana’s rich heritage for the benefit of its people and the broader African renaissance.”

The activities lined up for the week-long celebration include fashion dialogue on “Kente: tradition modernity and identity” on Monday 11th March 2024 at Osu, followed by the interschool debate which also will take at the Accra Tourist Information Center on Tuesday, March 12.

On Thursday, March 14, the Omanye Aba Hall of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly office complex will host the Ghana Culture Day Symposium and Presentation of the Africa Fashion Report.
The symposium serves as an open forum where patrons dialogue on the topic of the keynote presentation.

This year, Chief Moomen, Poet, Playwright, Creative Entrepreneur and Creator of the Mansa World who premiered at the UN office in Paris last year, will deliver the keynote presentation.
The celebration will be climaxed by a Film Screening and Dialogue on Friday, March 15 at the Accra Tourist Information Center.

According to the Chairman, Nana Otuo Owoahene, this year’s event seeks to explore whether protectionist measures by the government imposed seeking official permits from the National Folklore Board as well as payment of fees for the usage of Folkloric Symbols do more harm than good to the society by inhibiting the right of Ghanaians to freely use what has hitherto been in the public domain and belongs to all Ghanaians.

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