The Ghana Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the PANAFEST/Emancipation Secretariat, Kassena Nankana West Assembly, Paga Traditional Council, and Paga Youth Movement, among other stakeholders, is to hold this year’s PANAFEST festival at the Pikworo Slave Camp in Paga on July 19.
The festival, which is to be graced by dignitaries drawn from the length and breadth of the country, begins with a vigil on the 19th of July at 6 p.m. and continues through the 20th of July with a thrilling cultural performance from cultural troops at 9:30 a.m.
This year’s PANAFEST is being held on the theme “Reclaiming the African Family: Confronting the Past to Face the Challenges of the 21st Century.”
While the Emancipation Day celebration would be held on the theme “Emancipation Empowering the African Family to Confront Challenges of the 21st Century.”
The Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Wisdom Ahadzi, revealed this when he was speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East show with Mark Smith.
PANAFEST is a cultural event held in Ghana every two years for Africans and people of African descent to promote and enhance unity, Pan-Africanism, and the development of the African continent itself.
Emancipation Day also marks the abolition of Slavery in the British colonies in 1834.
Ghana is the first nation to commemorate the resistance and liberation struggle of African people in the Diaspora against enslavement and the violation and abuse of their human rights.
The Regional Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority said he was committed to making the Upper East a Region of Tourist attraction to boost economic activities and put the Region on the map and called for support from Traditional authorities, corporate bodies, and the general public.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana