The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Mohammed Habibu Tijani, has hailed Ghana’s selection as Honoree Country of Memphis in May International Festival (MIMIF).
He noted that Ghana was selected out of 24 countries to be Honoree Country for the 44th edition of MIMIF.
This means that for the whole month of May, Ghana will be projected and afforded the opportunity to promote her rich arts and culture, tourism, cuisine, investment opportunities and Made-in-Ghana products in the city of Memphis in the United States.
Mohammed Tijani made these remarks during a press briefing on the MIMIF in Accra.
He said the organisers of the Festival have recognised the creative abilities of some of young Ghanaian music talents and has selected Sarkodie and Stonebwoy to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival; stating that work was also in progress to select a highlife musician to perform as well.
Dr Iddi Ziblim, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, who recalled that Ghana last year celebrated a very successful “Year of Return” and that this year it was observing the “Beyond the Return”, said the MIMIF with the collaboration with Ghana was a very opportune time for the country.
Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I, President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Ghana was ready for business. He said Ghana was the gateway to Africa; adding that Ghana was currently hosting the African Continental Free Trade Area.