1st Fun Fair For Kids On Tourism And Culture Held In Accra

The first ever kids tourism fun fair was held at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission School Park on Saturday December 19. The fair which involved singing and dancing by young cultural troupes, pep talks by experienced elders and poetry was participated by various cultural groups from a number of schools in Accra.

The fair had Botswana Consul General in Ghana HIS Excellency Thomas Ochere as Special Guest of Honor and attended by Chief of the Ashongman Estates, Hassan Coulibaly, Sampson Donkoh Former Director of the Ghana Tourist Authority, Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai a journalist of Eanfoworld and Nana Ntim Gyakari Country Manager of the Ghana and Togo Association of Business Executives as chairman of the occasion.

Almost all those who spoke at the function praised the organizers of the fair Melshe Travels and Kids in Tourism and the Ghana Tourism Authority for the fair.

They were advised to make it an annual affair to be able to infuse in the young ones the knowledge of our cultures and traditions.

Mr. Sampson Donkor who said the fun fair is good for the coming generations urged the organizers to make it an annual affair during which vacation school would be held for a week or more to educate the young ones in our dance forms, food and our local attires saying that it is wrong for us to wear foreign dresses and eat foreign food like fried rice and indomie that are not good for us.

“We must eat ampassie and kontomire, fufu and soup and other local dishes which would keep us healthy” he said.

Alhaji alhasan abdulai praised the kids for participating in their numbers and said that apart from academic pursuits , it pays for them to learn more about the countries culture and traditions and tourist attractions in order to be all round scholars in future.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Melshe Travels and Kids in Tourism Nana Akua Afriyie who outlined the objectives of the fair and drew the attention of the youth to important tourist attractions throughout the country. Hundreds of school kids who attended the fun fair had good time till late riding horses playing football and other games till late in the night

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