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Jun
2024

2024 Emancipation 2024 – Building Stronger Communities For A Brighter Future

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PRESS RELEASE

 

 2024 Emancipation Day:   Building Stronger Communities For A Brighter Future

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA is organizing the 2024 Emancipation Celebration from 22ND July to 1ST August 2024.

Emancipation Day is an annual event celebrated in Ghana to rekindle the flame of unity among black people everywhere.

The Emancipation Celebrations which is under the theme, ‘“UNITY AND RESILIENCE; BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE” has been launched at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park on 4th June, 2024.

The programme of activities lined up for this year’s celebrations include.

  1. JULY 22, 2024 – COMMISSIONING OF SALAGA SLAVE MARKET
  2. JULY 23, 2024 – DURBAR AT PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP-UPPER EAST REGION
  3. JULY 25, 2024 – TRIBUTE TO THE ANCESTORS; WREATH LAYING CEREMONY IN ACCRA, (DRESS CODE: BLACK/RED)
    • E.B DUBOIS CENTRE
    • GEORGE PADMORE LIBRARY

 

  1. JULY 25, 2024 – PHOTO EXHIBITION OF THE LEGACY OF PROF. EFUA SUTHERLAND AND WREATH LAYING AT KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL PARK.

 

  1. JULY 29, 2024 – DURBAR OF CHIEFS AT ASSIN PRASO
  2. JULY 30, 2024 – ECHOES OF CULTURE CELEBRATING DIASPORAN DIVERSITY
  3. JULY 31, 2024 – REVERENTIALNIGHT AT CAPE COAST
    • CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION (FROM MFANTSIPIM JUNCTION)
    • WREATH LAYING
    • TRIBUTE TO PROF. EFUA SUTHERLAND-HER CENTENARY CELEBRATION.
    • TESTIMONIES/SPOKEN WORDS/DRAMA
    • ROLL CALL OF ANCESTORS
    • READING OF PROCLAMATION

(DRESS CODE: WHITE)

  1. AUGUST 1, 2024 – EMANCIPATION DAY DURBAR

–  WREATH LAYING ON THE GRAVES OF FORMER ENSLAVED AFRICANS

–  VISIT TO NONKO NSUO

Emancipation was originally celebrated in the Caribbean to commemorate the final abolition of Chatel Slavery in the British colonies on 1st August 1834, and has become an annual event in Ghana, the Black Star of Africa, and the gateway to the Homeland of people of African descent in the Diaspora.

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