BY YESMAN ANTOH-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Accra, Ghana- EXPERTS ARE calling on the government of Ghana and other stakeholders in the business and tourism industry to double up efforts in ensuring that this year’s PANAFEST celebration becomes a success.
The festival which impact has waned over the years, the experts say if well organized could help the country produce the needed foreign investment and revenue to support the country’s development.
The experts explain that a lot of the returnees and visitors are potential investors who could be appealed to establish companies in the country if the PANAFEST celebration is well packaged.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Central Regional Development Summit which showcase the prospects of the region, the Apagyahene of the Aseibu Traditional Council Nana Obokese Ampah I appealed to the promoters to up their game in terms of the promotion of the festival.
According to Nana Ampah, the Central region stands to gain a lot in terms of tourism promotion if the festival is well promoted to attract more participants.
Nana Ampah who is also an International Business Consultant also appealed to the chiefs of the area to make available lands which the investors could take advantage in setting-up businesses to reduce the high level of unemployment and imports in the country.
PANAFEST is a cultural event held in Ghana every two years for Africans and people of African descent and was first held in 1992.
The idea of this festival is to promote and enhance unity, Pan-Africanism, and the development of the continent of Africa itself. Activities that occur at this festival are performances and work in the areas of theatre, drama, music, and poetry, among other things. Also, there are viewing of the durbar of chiefs, and tours to various places of interest, such as slave castle dungeons and others.
BY YESMAN ANTOH, NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, BUSINESS & POLITICS, GLOBAL CORRESPONDENT