Speaking on HitzFm Friday morning, Hon. Catherine Afeku the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture has revealed that, Ghana will be hosting AFRIMA for three years and has been allocated with a budget of $4.5M which should tell one how the NPP government is serious with the Tourism, creative art, and Culture sector.
“We are hosting AFRIMA for three years. That is how serious the government is with the Tourism, Arts and Culture sector. The budget for @AFRIMAWARDS is $4.5M for three years.” She revealed
The minister has been on HitzFm’s DaybreakHitz with Andy Dosty to elaborate on the biggest event in Africa ” All Africa Music Awards” which is been hosted in Ghana for the first time since 2014 and has said that, its all end up with Tourism.
“Naturally, the end result of AFRIMA is Tourism”. she has said.
According to her, it is very misconception to think that she is only much focused on Tourism because she is much passionate about Arts and Culture saying, the internal part of it all is Tourism.
“I think it is a very big misconception to think I am only focused on Tourism. I am very passionate about Arts and Culture. The integral part of all this is Tourism. You need arts and culture to promote Tourism.” She added.
All Africa Music Awards (also referred to as AFRIMA) is an annual award show. The event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. Its pioneer Awards show was held in 2014.
The Fifth Edition of the All Africa Music Awards is underway at the capital of Ghana, Accra independent Square. The Event has been in commencement from November 21st and will have its climax on the 24th November 2018.