The Upper East Region, established in 1983, will be hosting its first-ever National May Day celebration on Monday, May 1, 2023. May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day or Workers’ Day, is a day that commemorates the struggles and gains made by workers and the labour movement. Members of the regional planning committee have asked residents, artisans, and management of the hospitality sector to be on good behaviour ahead of the day.
“We are calling on the hospitality sector, especially artisans at the craft village, to brace themselves ahead of the day,” said Chairman of the Regional Planning Committee, Moses Awarikaro, in an interview with our reporter Moses Apiah. He added that hosting the celebration in the region was a good decision that would expose its potential.
“This region has a lot of potential when it comes to tourism, so I can’t agree more that it is a good decision and will expose the region’s craft. The thing is also that we expect dignitaries from diverse groups, regions, and countries will be coming. So, we are happy and ready to host this year’s National May Day celebration.”
The theme for the celebration is “Protecting incomes and pensions in an era of economic crisis: Our responsibility.”
However, some artisans have expressed disappointment with the planning committee for failing to formally inform them of the event. Asiniba Godwin, the Secretary of the Bolgatanga Craft Village Leather Workers Association, stated that although they may showcase their craft to the best of their abilities, it would not be as perfect as they would have wished for.
“Majority of us are not aware of what you are saying. Yes, I agree that we, the artisans, are not all that organised, but we should have been informed about this big event. We can only do what we can and not to the expectations and excitement that could have followed.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana