A two-day carnival themed ‘My Culture Rocks’ has been slated to happen on June 28 and June 29 in Accra.
This was recently announced by Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
She said at the launch of the carnival that the country needed to show the variety of tourist options available here as a way of highlighting our cultural identity and a well-organised street carnival could be a pointer in that direction.
To the Minister, the carnival could also open up employment outlets for many people, including service providers of all sorts.
Carnivals are big events in a number of places in the Caribbean, Europe and South America.
They are platforms for bringing people together around common themes and the Brazilian and German communities in Accra have in recent times been hosting versions of the carnivals celebrated in their countries for those not able to be in Rio or Munich for the original carnivals.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts sources indicate that a street parade to take off from the Community Youth Culture Centre at Kawukudi through the Oxford Street at Osu to the Independence Square and a food bazaar at the Independence Square.are among the events planned for the carnival.
According to Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, other activities such as performances by groups from the various regions and a beach party at the La Pleasure Beach are among the planned events.