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Kumasi ends art and crafts exhibition

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Ghanaian artists have been urged to upgrade themselves through regular training programmes to become more competitive on the global market.

Baffour Adjei-Kesse IV, the Adumhene in Kumasi, said they need to build their capacity to enhance the quality of their works.

He also encouraged them to organize themselves into cooperatives in order to attract credit facilities to expand their businesses.

He was addressing the closing ceremony of the annual art and crafts exhibition organized by the Centre for National Culture (CNC) in Kumasi.

About 46 exhibitors from across the country participated in the event.

He pledged to provide land for the establishment of an art and crafts exclave where they would carry out their trade and market their products.

Baffour Adjei-Kesse praised the CNC for its efforts towards assisting to grow the industry.

Mr. Samuel Francis Adjei, Director of the CNC, said promotion of handicrafts could create employment opportunities for the youth.

He said the annual exhibition instituted by the Centre a decade ago, had helped many craftsmen and women to fully develop their talents and brought some perfection to their products.

He reiterated the call on the people to patronize “made in Ghana goods” to sustain the local industries.

Source: GNA

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