Use culture to create wealth for development

Mr Eric Opoku, Brong Ahafo Regional MinisterThe Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, has urged traditional authorities to thoroughly evaluate the dynamics of cultural diversity to cushion the development of society.

He said it had become imperative for traditional leaders to spearhead the use of cultural diversity to create wealth through innovative ways.

That, he said, would transform the Socio-economic wellbeing of the people and society at large.

Mr. Opoku also stressed the need for Ghanaians to foster the sense of patroitism and promote national unity in all endeavours, saying “our differences as Ghanaians should not further divide us but we must always learn to live in peace and harmony.”

He made the remark in a speech read on his behalf at the Regional Festival of Arts and Culture celebration in Sunyani.

The durbar of chiefs and people was meant to among other things, select the regional representatives for this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) slated for October 21-29 in Accra.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Promoting a culture of peace for national unity and socio-economic empowerment.”

The Acting Brong Ahafo Regional Director of Culture Helen Sinabisi Akambong, described culture as “the ultimate capital” of the people.

She, therefore, entreated Ghanaians to uphold indigenous cultural practices in high esteem, adding that it would make the nation to have knowledge about the environment and resources to accelerate development.”


From Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani       


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