Saturday 17th September, 2016
By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Sept. 17,
GNA – The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in collaboration with
its implementing agencies, has launched the third edition of the “Homogenous
Festival 2016”, in Accra slated for October 7 and October 8.
The festival was
instituted in 2014 by the Ministry as part of measures to promote domestic
tourism and afford the chiefs and people of Ga-Adangbe, one platform to
showcase their rich cultural diversity.
This year’s event
on the theme: “My Festival Rock,” is aimed at fostering unity among Ga-Adangbes
in addition to creating awareness among the indigenes, while promoting their
food, dance and music.
Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, speaking at the launch said the festival
is also part of the Ministry’s “Explore Ghana,” project, which has the sole
objective of promoting domestic tourism.
She said it is to
encourage corporate organisations to contribute to the development of the
Greater Accra through corporate social responsibility.
She said the
festival, which has come to stay must be sustained to attract more Ghanaians
and international tourists to participate in the celebration annually.
programmes lined up to celebrate this year’s Homofest include a float through
the street of Accra, exhibition on Ga Adangbe culture and traditions and a Miss
Homofest pageant, as well as food competition.