GTA, PSWU, MOFA AND QUEEN MOTHERS FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ‘FEAST GHANA’ ON MAY DAY

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The ‘Feast Ghana’ event which hosted about two thousand (2000) workers from various institutions in the Public Service to experience Ghana’s culture through food was climaxed at the Forecourt of the Accra International Conference Centre on 1st May, 2024.

The spectacular event was organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Public Service Workers Union of the Trades Union Congress (PSWU of TUC), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Queen Mothers Foundation.

Distinguished personalities from the public service, the diplomatic community and the traditional authority were present to witness the colourful and momentous occasion. The queen mothers were not left out as they graced the occasion in their colourful traditional regalia such as our prestigious kente and beads; each which tells a story about the Ghanaian culture.

 

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman applauded the organisers of the “Feast Ghana’ for showcasing Ghana’s culture through food, music, and dance. According to him, this is in line with GTA’s “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Feel Ghana and Wear Ghana” campaign to promote domestic tourism.

However, this is a step in the right direction; and it will go a long way in promoting our local cuisine and culture thereby making Ghana the preferred cultural hub in the sub region.

The Feast Ghana PSWU May Day Grand celebration offered a display of Ghana’s diverse culinary landscapes with food stalls featuring dishes from various regions of the country. There were musical performances and concerts by Ghanaian artistes such as ‘Samini, Great Ampong, Naa Amanua of  Wulomei’, among others; which gave a vibe of Ghana’s traditional, local music and dance.

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GTA, PSWU, MOFA AND QUEEN MOTHERS FOUNDATION TO ‘FEAST GHANA’ ON MAY DAY

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The Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Public Service Workers Union of the Trades Union Congress (PSWU of TUC), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Queen Mothers Foundation will climax the ‘Feast Ghana’ event on May Day at the Forecourt of the Accra International Conference Centre.

The spectacular event which is expected to host about two thousand (2000) workers from various institutions in the Public Service will experience Ghanaian culture and a taste of our local foods such as ‘ebunu ebunu’ Konkonte and groundnut soup among many others.

Distinguished personalities from the public service, the diplomatic community and the traditional authority will also be present to witness this colourful and momentous occasion.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman said ‘GTA’s collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, PSWU and the Queen Mothers Foundation is a step in the right direction; and it will go along way in promoting our local cuisine and culture thereby making Ghana the preferred cultural hub in the sub region’

The Feast Ghana PSWU May Day Grand celebration will offer a display of Ghana’s diverse culinary landscapes with food stalls featuring dishes from various regions of the country. There will also be musical concerts by artistes to give a vibe of our traditional music and dance.

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Successful Feast Ghana Event held at Manhyia Palace in Celebration of Asanteman Queenmothers Day

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In a grand celebration of Asanteman Queenmothers Day, the Manhyia Palace hosted a successful Feast Ghana event that highlighted the rich culinary heritage of Asanteman. The event, graced by esteemed guests including the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehemaa, Nana Kondu Yiadom III, Chief of Staff of the Office of the President, Hon. Frema Osei Opare,  Minister Designate for Tourism Arts and Culture Hon. Egyapa Mercer, Deputy Mark Okraku Mantey, and CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority Akwasi Agyeman, brought together a blend of tradition, culture, and gastronomy.

The event served as a culinary extravaganza, skillfully presenting an assortment of traditional Ghanaian dishes amidst a colourful spectacle of traditional drumming and dancing.

In his remarks, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority Akwasi Agyeman expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “The feast at Manhyia Palace truly encapsulates the essence of Ghanaian hospitality and cultural richness. By showcasing our traditional cuisines, we are not only promoting culinary tourism but also inviting the world to savor the unique flavors that Ghana has to offer.”

The Minister Designate for Tourism, Hon Egyapa Mercer indicated the Feast Ghana event is not only to celebrate our culinary heritage but also invite others to experience the warmth and richness of Ghanaian hospitality

Emphasizing the value of preserving and sharing Ghana’s culinary traditions, the Chief of Staff, Hon Frema Osei Opare, urged for the creation of a recipe book that would immortalize these cherished dishes for generations to come. “This initiative seeks to not only preserve Ghana’s culinary legacy but also to entice visitors to explore the country through its flavors and culinary experiences” she said.

The Asantehene, Osei Tutu II, also shared his thoughts, saying, “Queenmothers play an important role in Asante cultural heritage and celebrating them is an integral part of Asanteman culture and identity” .

The next stop for the Feast Ghana train is the Accra International Conference Center on Wednesday May 1, where the Ghana Tourism Authority has partnered the PSWU of TUC and the Queenmothers Foundation to give workers of Ghana a treat of authentic Ghanaian food and entertainment.

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GTA Prepares For ‘Feast Ghana’ At Manhyia Palace With Asanteman Queen Mothers Association

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), in collaboration with the Asanteman Queen Mothers Association, is excitedly preparing for the Feast Ghana event scheduled for April 22, 2024, at the Manhyia Palace. Themed “Flavours of Ghana: Celebrating Ghana’s Cultural Diversity through Food,” this event aligns with the 25th Anniversary of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, emphasising  Asanteman’s cultural importance and gastronomic heritage.

The CEO of GTA, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, stated that Feast Ghana aims to showcase and elevate Ghana’s local cuisine and cultural traditions, supporting the GTA’s initiative of “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” which was launched in 2017.

 

Feast Ghana will feature a rich array of Ashanti cuisine from all the paramouncies, traditional dishes, and culinary demos that honour Asanteman’s vast cultural heritage. The event will also highlight local produce and explore its journey from farm to table, providing attendees with a comprehensive taste of food culture.

 

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GTA Unveils ‘Feast Ghana’ to Showcase the Rich Culinary Tapestry of Ghana

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Accra: 15TH APRIL, 2024                                                                              

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) will launch Feast Ghana on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at the Accra Tourist Information Centre (ATIC). The Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Asanteman Queenmothers Association and the Public Service Workers Union of the Trades Union Congress (PSWU of TUC), marks a significant event aimed at promoting our local foods and showcasing our diversity as a people. It is part of the Ghana Cares Obatanpa project that continues to help resuscitate the Tourism and Hospitality sector.

This inaugural edition of Feast Ghana will celebrate Ghana’s rich culinary heritage under the theme ‘Flavours Of Ghana, Celebrating Ghana’s Cultural Diversity Through Food’. The launch event will also celebrate the Ladies Club of GTA who will be celebrating the second edition of its “Rep your Region” program.  Following its launch, Feast Ghana will travel to the Ashanti Region on 22nd April in partnership with the Asanteman Queenmothers Association to honor the 25th anniversary of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. This extension of the event highlights the region’s cultural significance and culinary contributions.

In the words of the CEO of GTA, Akwasi Agyeman “Feast Ghana represents a unique opportunity to showcase the vibrant culinary richness of our nation and celebrate the unity and diversity that food embodies in our culture. This program aligns with the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana ” campaign launched by GTA a few years ago”

The grand celebration of Feast Ghana will be held on May Day at the Accra International Conference Center, in collaboration with the PSWU of TUC. This final event promises to be a memorable showcase of Ghana’s local foods, emphasizing unity, diversity, and the vibrant spirit of our people. Attendees can look forward to experiencing traditional dishes, culinary delights, and a celebration of Ghana’s heritage throughout the journey of Feast Ghana.

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