Ghana last weekend joined 28 other countries from around the world to participate in this year’s Carnival International de Victoria in Seychelles.
This year’s carnival marks the fifth edition and was a place of cultural exchange where countries proudly showcased their rich culture. It was the biggest in the history of the carnival and brought more than 20,000 people to Victoria.
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, in a statement copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra, said Ghana’s display of its rich culture, costume, and music & dance attracted applause from the teaming crowd and dignitaries.
She said Ghana’s tourism and creative arts industry highly represented with creative arts industry players, tourism practitioners, traditional rulers among others.
The Minister, who led a high powered delegation including Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene to Seychelles, said Ghana was in Seychelles to showcase its rich culture to the world and also share ideas with Seychellois that would help develop cultural tourism in both countries and improve the lives of its people.
She said the visit was for a number of reasons and key amongst that was the historic visit of Asantehene to the Islands.
She threw an invitation to the world to also experience Ghana’s version of the Carnival in December this year.
In a related development, Tourism Minister Mrs Ofosu-Adjare accompanied the Asantehene to pay a courtesy call on President of Seychelles, James Mitchell.
Ghana’s delegation included government officials, traditional rulers, tourism practitioners, and members of the hospitality and creative arts industry.