Ghana and Burkina Faso have celebrated a 3 day Culture and Trade Fair named ‘Burkina Faso in Ghana’ the 2019 Edition in Kumasi.
The fair was observed at the Kumasi Centre for National Culture on September 6 2019 under the theme: “Celebrating Culture through Friendship”.
The 3 days event aimed basically at promoting and strengthening regional integration via culture as well as trading between Kumasi, the Second largest city of Ghana and Ouagadougou, the Capital City of Burkina Faso.
The event unveiled a couple of tribes and food that were similar among Ghana and Burkina Faso during‘Culture and Food exhibition process’.
The Mayor of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Mr. Osei Asibey Antwi who was present at the ceremony said the affair will build up the brother and sister relation amid the two countries.
It will help to prop up successful business between Kumasi and Ouagadougou via the creation of opportunities to exhibit products, culture and other avenues with the two cities.
“KMA will continue to support every activity that will inure our mutual benefit and deepens our sister city relationship”, he assured.
Consular General of Burkina Faso in Kumasi, Madam Vivian Zure commended President Nana Addo for maintaining peace and unity in Ghana.
She said, Burkina Faso will continue to extend it cordial affairs with Ghana.
Subsequently, Mayor of Ouagadougou, Mr. Armand Roland Piere Beouindi also spoke on the need for the two nations to fasten their relations and move together for development and prosperity.
On the other hand, the Promoter of the event, Madam Diane Zieka told the Daily Dispatch in an exclusive interview that, Ghana and Burkina Faso share a similar culture and Food. The countries have common Tribes like Dagaba, Wangara, Bisah (Busanga) and many more so it is very neccessary to equip regional integration among them. She added that “Whether you are from Ghana or Burkina Faso, we are all one”.
She advised that the two countries must uphold to their great and tremendous culture rather than to invariably undervalue it in all forms.
She expressed grief that “I find it difficult to understand people who underrate culture, the basis of everything in Africa. If you do away with culture then you are nobody”,.
By: Joe Marfo