Kofi Akpabli launches 2 books

Deputy Minister of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts, Ms. Dzifa Gomashie, has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to develop the habit of reading.

She made the call last Thursday at the British Council in Accra during the launch of two books authored by CNN award-winning freelance journalist Kofi Apkabli.

The human-interest books – Romancing Ghanaland and Harmattan, captures Ghana’s rich culture and tradition, language, tourism and romance – all woven in such manner that would put the reader at the edge.

Ms. Gomashie, who was the guest of honour, lauded the works of Mr. Akpabli, saying they depict the “true beauty of Ghana” and urged the Ghanaians to patronize them.

“By this wonderful piece of work, I can confidently say there is great hope for the next generation,” she added.

She believed the author’s work would shape the policy direction of the sector ministry.

The chairman of the occasion, Lepowura MND Jawula, in his closing remarks, described Mr. Akpabli’s works as a literary piece of excellence, urging the author to delve into the world of the Ghanaian woman.

Mr. Akpabli himself read portions of his two books to a prolonged applause from the packed gathering.

The event was attended by hordes of eminent personalities including Mr. Ken Ashigbe, MD of Graphic Communications Group Limited, Ms. Kina Likimani, Founder and Executive Director of AfterSchool Ghana, who reviewed the books, and Nana Anim, president of Ghana Tourism Federation (GTF), among many others.

The first copy of the book was bought at GH¢2,000 by the Graphic Communications Group Limited.

By John Vigah

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