Adinkra symbols Ministry of tourism unveils sankofa statue at National theatre

Ms Abla Dzifa Gomashie, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, stated that it was prudent for Ghanaians to regard the statue as an important symbol

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Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has unveiled a statue at the National Theatre as a symbol of remembrance for our tradition and culture as Ghanainans. The statue was donated by Values for Life, a non- governmental organisation (NGO).
The statue, which is in the form of the Sankofa emblem, one of the traditional Adinkra symbols, was creatively designed with a bird that has its head turned backwards and talking an egg off its back.

Unveiling the statue, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ms Abla Dzifa Gomashie, encouraged the youth to be proud of the Ghanaian culture and heritage and to learn from past experiences to help in the development of the country.

“Our culture is our legacy. Cultural activities form part of major contributions towards national development, job creation and social cohesion,” she said.

Briefing the gathering about some of the ministry's projects, She explained  the ministry has engaged key players in its activities towards ensuring a vivacious culture and creative arts in the tourism sector, saying the “initiative is aimed at promoting our arts and crafts through support for the visual artists with bazaars to showcase Ghanaian crafts".

Nana Adwoa Awindor, in a speech read on of Value for life, said the essence of the statue was to inspire the youth, tourists and individuals to seek knowledge from the past to ride on into the future.

“It is our firm belief that such multi-faceted and interactive programmes would sufficiently develop the youth to be more productive, artistic, assertive and responsive to current exigencies,” she stated.

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