The Upper East Regional Director of Museums, Mrs. Prisca Naambome Yenzie, has expressed her appreciation to A1 Radio, a subsidiary of Agreed Best Communication Limited, for its efforts in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Upper East Region. Mrs. Naambome made this known during an interview with Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
During the interview, Mrs. Naambome emphasised the need for more concerted efforts to be made to protect and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Upper East Region. She lauded the Bolgatanga-based media organisation for taking the lead in advocating for the preservation and promotion of the region’s culture.
Furthermore, Mrs. Naambome called on all residents of the region to play their part in safeguarding their cultural heritage. She noted that cultural preservation is not just the responsibility of the government or cultural institutions but also the collective responsibility of all members of the community.
“I think the media, particularly your station, so far you are on your feet [and] you are on the right course. You have been behind the museums for long and that is good. Now we look at the individuals and institutions out there and some are also doing very well. We have some people to collaborate with. They come to support the organisation of programmes. But we can also advocate that more be done and also search for more,” she said.
Mrs. Prisca Naambome Yenzie, also highlighted the declining cultural substance and information in basic school curricula. She called for the reintroduction of cultural studies into the curriculum, stating that the absence of such education contributes to the disinterest of young people in cultural issues. Mrs. Naambome made these comments during an interview on the Day Break Upper East Show, which focused on preserving Upper East Regional culture.
During the interview, Mrs. Naambome appealed to schools to allow time for cultural institutions such as the Centre for National Culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority, and the Museum to educate students about their cultural heritage. She emphasised the need for students to be aware of and proud of their cultural background, as it plays a significant role in shaping their identity. Mrs. Naambome suggested that institutions be given the opportunity to teach students about culture in schools, even if it’s just for a few minutes, to help address the lack of proper information and understanding about culture among young people.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana