The Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has commended the Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa(HACSA).
HACSA is non- Governmental organization with a mission to highlight the importance of heritage and culture, for Sustainable Economic Development in the African continent.
Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, indicated that the HASCA initiative is in tandem with the UN General Assembly’s Sustainable Development targeted Goals which must be embraced by all on the Continent.
Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, made these remarks at the Launch of the Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa Summit 2019, recently, in Accra.
She underscored the importance of HASCA and said the organization was working to promote Gender Equality, Innovation and Infrastructual Development, thereby creating jobs, amongst others and also safeguarding the world’s Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Hon.Barbara Oteng Gyasi disclosed that President Nana Akufo-Addo, has declared 2019 as ‘The Year of Return.
The Tourism Minister also indicated that the “Year of Return ” symbolically marks 400 years of enslavement for Africans in the United States.
She used the occasion to commend the organizers for their effort in helping to promote African heritage and Culture which falls under the mandate of her Ministry.