Newly Constructed Bonwire Kente Museum Set To Open Tomorrow 10th January

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The Bonwire Kente Museum is set to be commissioned on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Bonwire in the Ashanti Region.

The Kente Museum is a key part of the craft villages circuit project initiated by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture under the Ghana Tourism Development project. It is spearheaded by the Ghana Tourism Authority and is one of the many ongoing product development initiatives, including the Paga Crocodile Pond, Pikworo Slave Camp, Salaga Slave Market and Wells, Tano Boase Sacred Grove and the Denkyira Kyekyewere Eco Park, among others.

This purpose-built facility is expected to boost tourism, create job opportunities, and generate revenue, particularly for the youth in the area.

As part of the commissioning, a Governing Board responsible for overseeing the facility will be inaugurated. The Museum features a reception area, office space, an exhibition centre, a showroom, a video room, and washroom facilities.

Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, expressed his gratitude for the contributions of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, the Chief of Bonwire, Nana Bobie Ansah II, the MP of the area Hon. John Kumah, the Bonwire Kente Weavers Association, the Ejisu Municipal Assembly, and all other stakeholders and individuals involved in bringing the Bonwire Kente Museum Project to fruition.


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Work on Bonwire Kente Museum Begins

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Accra, October 13, 2020

Today, Vice President, H.E Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will cut-sod for the construction of the much-anticipated Bonwire Kente Museum.

Kente has for decades been Ghana’s most prominent cultural heritage symbol. In recent years it has become the symbol representing the unity of the black race, African identity as well as a symbol for black empowerment. Kente cloth has been used by Congressmen of the US and most recently by rising tennis star Naomi Osaka in acknowledgment of her ancestral heritage after she won the US Open. Though Kente is woven in several places in Ghana such as Adanwomase and Agotime Kpetoe, Bonwire is arguably the most popular place associated with the weaving of Kente.

The Bonwire Kente Museum project is thus part of the larger plan to improve selected Crafts and Artifacts Making Sites in the Ashanti Region. The objective is to improve the performance of tourism in targeted destinations along craft villages.

The event is taking place within the Ejisu Municipal Area which is an important tourism enclave in Ghana. It is the home of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the heroine and towering figure of African resistance against colonialisation. The area also has iconic Ashanti traditional buildings which are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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