The Deputy Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi has said, his Ministry and the National Commission on Culture would continue to work to develop the capacity players in the creative sector and as well create the necessary environment for the private sector to invest in the industry.
Tourism he said thrives on culture hence the need to guard all rich cultural heritage across the country, adding that government is committed to promoting sustainable tourism in the country.
He revealed that the Ministry for Tourism Arts and Culture and the National Commission on Culture would embark on a crusade to keep the beaches clean and protect the forest cover for Eco tourism.
Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi said this during the Inner City Leyyah Festival over the weekend in Accra as part of efforts to create a common platform for the Muslims within the indigenous communities in Ghana to unite under on umbrella and discuss mutually beneficial development projects and activities that can move the country forward.
According to him, it is the collective responsibility for the Ministry to use “Layyah fest 2017” to rejuvenate the interest of the youth and the entire Ghanaian populace in Culture Programmes and activities.
The Deputy Minister emphasis that the Inner City Layyah Festival is not competing with Zongofest rather compliment it and collectively promote peace and unity.
“Healthy and peaceful relations with ones’ neighbour are part of our culture and as such, our hospitable and tolerance nature is what has enabled us to develop as a country.