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Ghana needs strong cultural institutions to counter negative influences – Director

The country’s leaders have been asked to position the nation’s cultural institutions, to counteract negative foreign cultures and galvanize the people towards national development. Mr Emmanuel Quao, Volta Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC), who made the call, said “The best avenues that help to speak directly …

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2011 PANAFEST and Emancipation Day Celebration launched

The government sees PANAFEST as a major national event, which must be sustained, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, declared on Monday. She said the festival was premised on the fact that the arts, particularly theatre, were powerful tools of communication and healing that people needed to express themselves, …

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Review the hotel tariffs – Ghana Hotels Association

The Ghana Hotels Association has threatened to take legal action against the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) over the new COSGA tariffs. The Association noted with regret that COSGA failed to meet and negotiate with it before fixing the 2011 new tariffs, which it described as very high. Mr Philip …

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Dededo’s cleanliness lures tourists

The Dededo Community near Ho continues to attract tourists because of its proverbial cleanliness. Consequently, a guest house has been built to accommodate tourists who visit the community. A “colony” of members of the Apostles Revelation Society (ARS) in Dededo with its strict rules and regulations on religious and moral …

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Community to develop Waterfall

The Klefe Waterfall is being developed into a tourist attraction as part of plans to facilitate development and job opportunities in the community. Mr Ransford Kasu, Assembly member for the Area, said at the inauguration of the Klefe Unit Committee, on Sunday. He said the three communities making up the …

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Ghana Tourist Board warns against destruction of monumental buildings

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has appealed to the Museums and Monuments Board to act firmly to halt the destruction of monumental buildings across the country. Those building, it noted, were relevant not only to the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage, traditional architectural designs but also served as important …

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Arik Air rated Africa’s fastest growing airline

West Africa’s largest commercial airline, Arik Air has been rated as the fastest growing commercial airline on the African continent, latest statistics released by the Airline Network News and Analysis (ANNA) show. This is the second year in a row that Arik has achieved such status, ANNA indicated. According to …

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Museums are living memories of humanity – UNESCO

Museums are vital institutions for keeping the memories and lessons of nations and peoples alive for the instruction of generations of humanity, Ms Moji Okuribido, Regional Advisor for Culture, UNESCO, has said. She said “Museums should attempt to inoculate societies against their basest inclinations such as tribalism, racial intolerance, religious …

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International Museums Day to be marked in Ho

This year’s International Museums Day will be marked in the Volta Regional capital Ho on Wednesday May 18 with clean-up exercise, lectures and an exhibition. The general theme for the celebration is: “Museum and Memory”. The two lectures to be presented on May 18 would be on the topics: “Museums …

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UN says global tourism continues to rebuild

International tourism continues to recover from the global financial crisis and downturn of 2008-09, rising in every region of the world except the Middle East and North Africa during the first two months of this year, according to new United Nations figures. The latest update of UN World Tourism Organization …

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