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Panafest and Emancipation Day Celebrations

NOTES Here we need to place a detailed record of events with subsections in the year. General comments or items of significance that originated in that year. In The Press and online articles with focus on Events related to GHANA's Emancipation Day and maybe rlavant associated events. Statements made in that year with referenced links. Statements must be made by key VIP and any ministers. References for any items needing inclusion. please use the [1] [2] [?] notation

Emancipation Day

In The Press The slave trade resulted in the trans-shipment of millions of Africans as slaves from the continent to the Caribbean and Southern American states. These slaves were forced to work for their masters for nothing. They were exploited and treated like sub-human beings. They yearned for freedom. Apart from the Panafest celebrations, there is also another festival which is organized in Ghana to celebrate the emancipation of slaves. This unlike Panafest is an annual affair. It was first held in Ghana in 1998. http://touristswatch.com/?reviews=panafest-and-emancipation-celebrations http://touristswatch.com/?news=emancipation-day-marked

2018

2017

Ghana marks 18th Emancipation Day celebration

In The Press

Statements

  • Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said it was important that Africans worked together in the fight for emancipation and overcome barriers that sought to impede this course.

2016

References

2015

2014

Emancipation Day celebration 2014 Theme: our Heritage our strength Sub Theme: Reuniting the African Family for Development

Date: Tuesday 29th July to Friday 1st August 2014 Venues: Accra, Assin Praso, Assin Manso, Cape Coast

Partners: Panafest Foundation, Centre for National culture, The Ghana Tourist Development Company, The Ghana Tourism Authority, National Theatre of Ghana, Dubois Centre, George Padmore Library, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Videos:

Producer: Black Jaguar Entertainment

Sponsors

  • Kasapreko Co Ltd
  • Red Bull Energy drink
  • Abies Drinking Water
  • Comfort Furniture
  • Judas Gas
  • Universal il
  • Babevan Lodge
  • Beauty Secrets
  • GH One TV
  • RAS News Papers
  • NKWA FM

2013

2012

Statements

  • Ms Akua Sena Dansua- Ghana’s Tourism Minister
  • “We regret to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2012 PANAFEST/Emancipation Day Celebrations has been cancelled.”
  • disappointment at the lack of support by corporate Ghana to activities of the Ministry and Ghana Tourist Authority in spite of repeated requests to support the tourism sector.

2011

2010

Statements

  • Mr Kobby Acheampong- Deputy Minister of Tourism
  • ministry had, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), put up a comprehensive advertising package on Euro Sports, a channel on DSTV, and a website on the country’s tourism sites, targeting the European market.
  • Suggestion: use Emancipation Day to Market Ghana

2009

Statements

  • Ms Josephine Ohene-Osei, Senior Tourism Officer of the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations
  • due to financial constraints, celebration has been downsized (REF:The Significance Of Emancipation Day Celebration- 23 January 2009)
  • Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts to ensure its growth into mega international event

2008

Statements

  • Khafra Kambon
  • Criticism of the local business community for not supporting the annual Emancipation Day Celebrations.

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

General
Statements
* Dr Mary Grant - member of the Council of State

  • Africans must not allow the sacrifices of past heroes who fought for the freedom of blacks on the continent and in the diaspora, to going vain.

1998

General
The annual Emancipation Day Celebration. First held in Ghana in 1998.
In The Press
Statements


References

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