The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has revealed the government’s decision to renovate all cultural centres in Ghana.
He said renovation works will begin at five cultural centres next year.
Dr Mohammed Awal made this known at the inauguration of the Governing Board of the National Commission on Culture (NCC) in Accra on Tuesday.
He believes this will help Ghanaians to express their cultural identity worldwide while generating revenue as well.
“Without these centres we cannot clearly express our cultural identity and our tourism drive in this country would not yield the desired results.”
He implored the board to come out with a cultural policy by June next year. This was after he described them as a strategic board.
“Find a team that can give us a cultural policy so that by the middle of next year we would be driving a policy that can make Ghana big and ensure that the young generation do not forget their roots, because those who forget their roots are a lost people,” the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister stated.
Members of the Board include Dr Awal, Madam Janet Edna Nyame, Madam Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Madam Fatima Abubakar, Madam Dzifa Kemevor, Osgyefo Kwame Akonu X, Dr Lawyer Christine O. Asare, Mr Kwaku T. Danso-Misa, Madam Shirley Nana Akua Frimpong-Manso, Sheikh Zakaria M. Seebaway, Mr Alex Lucky Mensah, Mr Felix Otis Tsibo-Darko and Mr Issiah Kwadwo Ampong.