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GOV’T TO ORGANISE COOKING COMPETITIONS TO PROMOTE GHANAIAN FOODS

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said a gastronomic festival will be organised to showcase Ghanaian foods and recipes through cooking competitions throughout the country as part of efforts to promote the local Ghanaian cuisine.

To boost the local economy and to enable Ghanaians appreciate their heritage, the ‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana’ programme was launched this year and will continue in 2018.

During the presentation of the 2018 budget statement, the Minister said governement will continue its initiatives to improve the creative arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat and the commencement of feasibility studies to set up a Creative Arts Fund.

The sector Ministry, he said, will also use international Tourism, Arts and Culture Fairs and fora and a Single Window portal to promote tourism and investment in Ghana.

 

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