The organizers of the 5th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have expressed their readiness to host the event in Ghana.
There were rumors that the event might not come off as scheduled due to government’s failure to fulfill her contractual obligations with the organizers.
Debunking the rumor at a press soiree in Accra on Monday, President of AFRIMA, Mike Dada said “Postponing or cancelling this event would be the last thing we will do. We are committed with our partners here and internationally to make this event come off in Ghana.”
AFRIMA is to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage.
The four-day event, according to the event organizers, is packed with various activities about the Creative Arts.
A 24-man delegation from the African Union (AU) would be in the country today November 21, where they would be received by the organizers.
The Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku on her part, called on Ghanaians to act as ambassadors for Ghana, by being courteous to foreigners who would visit the country.
“I would entreat each and every one of us [for this very week] to be extra courteous to support our guests. Those who may be encountering you may ask questions. Let us all be ambassadors of our nation because we are putting Ghana on the map,” she said.
The event, according to her, would serve as a platform for Ghana to display her Pan-Africanism, and promote Ghana on the international market.
AFRIMA is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
According to the organizers, their records shows that 125 musicians would be attending the event together with their dancers and managers.
Also, over thousand foreigners are expected to be in Ghana for the event. This is seen a as a major boost to the Ghanaian tourism industry.
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By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum