A three-day photo exhibition as part of the activities climaxing the celebration of Homowo is underway at the National Theatre in Accra.
HOMOFEST, meaning Homowo Festival, is an annual event which commenced last year and with the view to bring all stakeholders in the region, as far as tourism and culture is concerned, together to showcase their tourism and culture.
The event, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in conjunction with The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) saw all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region, along with other businesses and organizations, mounting stands at the foyer of the National Theatre to exhibit their tourism and culture.
In a brief message to open the exhibition, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare, said it was important to organize such event to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Ga community.
“We’ve all come here to showcase and witness the great culture, tradition and tourism in the region”
The Minister, who was accompanied by her deputy, Dzifa Gomashie, then inspected the various stands to see at firsthand the tourism and potentials for the various MMDAs needing to be harnessed to generate revenue.
She interacted briefly and at intervals to learn more.
Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare, couldn’t resist the luring adowa dance put up by the Acting Public Relations Officer (P.R.O) of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman, as he welcomed her to their stand but acknowledged and appreciated his lively effort with a complementary dance.
The Acting P.R.O then narrated the tourism story of GEMA which prompted the Minister to pronounce her admiration for the Assembly.
“I have to come to Abokobi”, she remarked, smiling.
Other activities lined up for the event include a colloquium, Miss HOMOFEST and climaxing with a grand durbar of Chiefs and Queen mothers on Saturday expected to be graced by the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama.
By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman