Ghana: At Climax of Emancipation Day – Chiefs Told to Fight Injustice, Oppression


The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Mark Okraku-Mantey, has called on traditional rulers to deepen their resolve to fight against any form of oppression and injustice existing in their communities.

According to the minister, the specter of violence occurring in some parts of the continent as a result of religious extremism and the limitation of state constitutions reinforce prejudices against the African.

The minister made the call during the climax of the 2022 Emancipation Day celebration at Assin Manso in the Central Region.

On the theme “Our Heritage, Our Strength”, and sub theme; “Re-Engaging to Consolidate Our Developmental Agenda” it was organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with the sector Ministry and the Beyond the Return Secretariat.

Mr Okraku-Mantey reiterated that the government was championing several developmental agendas in the various sectors of the economy, including the tourism sector, the fourth foreign exchange earner for the Country.

Some of these agendas he said included See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana, Year of Return and now follow up Beyond the Return, Experience Ghana, Share Ghana, Domestic Tourism Campaign, Destination Ghana Project, Ghana Cares Obaatampa Initiative, SMEs support in the tourism and tourism related institutions.

All these initiatives, the minister said were to create jobs, especially for the youth, generate income and create wealth as well as increase arrivals in the Tourism Sector.