The National Commission on Culture has appointed the Adukrom Abontendomhene, Nana Anim Obiri as Cultural Ambassador for the promotion of culture in the country. The ceremony was held to climax this year’s Odwira Festival at the Okuapehene’s Palace. The executive Director for National Commission on Culture Madam Janet Edna Nyame said the appointment will assist the commission and its centres in promoting the Ghanaian culture both local and international. She said Nana Obiri is the third to be appointed by the commission as a cultural ambassador.
Madam Nyame stated that Nana has proven beyond doubt that he can help promote the Ghanaian culture and traditions since he is already a traditional leader, conferring a cultural Ambassador tittle on him is in the right direction. The Executive Director further indicated that all the cultural ambassadors appointed will have to come up with programs and activities targeting the youth who seem to be losing touch with our culture. Most tourists come to Ghana because of our culture and traditions, so why should our youth lose sight of such rich and beautiful culture.
In his response, Nana Anim Obiri expressed his gratitude to the National Commission on Culture for the honour done him and promised to fully commit to the task ahead. He said the appointment will give him bigger opportunities to do more to educate and reach out to more Ghanaians on the rich traditions of the people of Akuapem and Ghana as a whole.
The Akuapem Abontenhene however called for support of the chiefs in the Akuapem traditional area as well as other chiefs to enable him execute well the task ahead of him.