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23 August 2016 | Diaspora (Canada)

Royal Ontario Museum Exhibition For Ghanaian Artifacts

Stephen A.Quaye, Toronto-Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto-Canada is organizing the first ever international exhibition to showcase Ghanaian culture, tradition and artifacts to the whole world.

It is therefore encouraging Ghanaian chiefs, traditionalist, priests and other leaders in their various Ghanaian communities to provide a background regalia to showcase their culture and tradition to make exhibition a success.

The exhibition which is in fact to give international recognition of Ghanaian heritage, culture, customs, tradition and artifacts especially like the nice crafted coffins by fishermen at Teshie in Accra and the Asafo flags would be held between September 18-20 2016.

These were disclosed by the Ghana’s Consul General to Toronto Mr. John Bosco Kpebasani at the annual Ga-Adangbe Homowo festival celebration on August 20, 2016 at Luna Ball Rom.

“What is more interesting is that there would be media representations from all international media that would give the exhibition wide coverage as to what Ghanaians have when it comes to heritage and culture whiles a full lecture would be given by Dr. Ato Quayeson” he further disclosed.

Again, the consul general disclosed that for the first time the government of Ghana is going to hold a Diasporan Engagement Policy Validation forum in Toronto come September 3-4 2016.

According to Mr. Bosco Kpebasani, the policy is being adopted by the government to tackle the needs of Ghanaians living in foreign destinations.

He explained that the government of Ghana has taken note of the immense contributions Ghanaians living in the diaspora makes towards the supporting of the economy back home therefore the need to get their concerns to shape the policy to affect their lives positively.

“Government has taken note of your immense contributions in supporting the economy therefore I will entreat all of you to attend the forum at and make inputs to shape up the policy during the forum” he appealed to Ghanaians in Toronto.

The Consul General observed that the Ga-Adangbe Association of Toronto has relived Ghanaian culture by holding the annual Homowo festival in a foreign destination and praised both executives and members of the association for that.

He stated that culture is what really define Ghanaians as one people which without it, they would look like lost ship,” so we should try and maintain it whiles we seek at all times to remain united”.

Welcoming the gathering earlier, the president of the association, Mrs. Christiana Nuamah noticed that the association in the past has witnessed a significant increase in its membership.

But the more it grows the more members express concern about its strength in its relationship with other sister associations of which through a joint effort it would be able to reach its fundamental goal she observed.

On behalf of the association, Mrs. Christiana Nuamah, invited all other sister associations such as Ablekuma, La-Club, Krobo, Montreal and other companies to team up with the Ga-Adangbe Association of Toronto to come out with a formidable union to achieve it main purpose which is to put smiles on the faces of the children in the various Ghanaian communities.

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