Gov’t urged to take a second look at untapped resources in Creative Arts industry

A Lecturer at the Department of Dance Studies of the University of Ghana, Dr. Narh Hargoe has underscored the need for stakeholders in the Creative Arts industry particularly government to avert its mind to the import of tradition, culture and creative arts as well as tourism.

According to him, a lot can be derived from the creative Arts industry especially in the area of dance, music and drama.

Dr. Hargoe, who is also the Artistic Director of the Ghana Dance Ensemble said this when the Centre for National Culture and the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly held the second traditional talent hunt festival aimed at promoting the Arts and Culture of the Chiefs and People of Ningo and Prampram.

He asked government to take a second look at the untapped resources of the Creative Arts industry.

The Ningo Prampram District Tourism and Culture Officer, Joyce Ayorkor Guddah, observed that Arts is a critical tool in national development and appealed to parents to allow their wards to explore their talents to the benefit of the nation.

The Ningo Prampram District Director of the National Youth Authority, Eric Atta Boateng noted that there are wonderful potential tourism sites in the District, therefore the need for such a programme to highlight the cultural and tourism potential of the area.

In his quest to project the culture of the people, Mr. Boateng said the youth under the NYA are the right people to begin the Cultural Revolution in the Ningo-Prampram District.

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