Queen Mother of Abura Wiomuah, Abura State in Cape Coast, Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II has urged residents and the business community to be open to demands from the global market, and not just through tourism but also entertainment and commerce.

Speaking at the maiden edition of the Central Entertainment and Business Award (CEBA’21), Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II made allusion to countries and cities like Amsterdam, Dubai, Las Vegas etc who have thrived on entertainment, hospitality, culture and tourism and thus, urged the region and industry players to emulate same ideology.

“If we can be the hub of tourism, it should come with additional package like arts, music, culture, hospitality, business and anything entertaining that will leave a memory on the minds of people that visit the region” she stressed.

She encapsulated her message with words of commendation to the regional minister, CEO of COA-mixture, Prof. Duncan and the traditional council for their support and appendage. Most importantly, she commended I-events, the organizers of the event, for blazing such a blissful trail that generations can tow along.

Over the weekend, the whole of Central Region gathered at the Centre for National Culture, to witness one of the most talked about event in the history of Cape Coast events, the *Central Entertainment and Business Award *(CEBA’21). 

People from all part of the region; Twifo Praso, Moree, Mankessim, Assin Foso, Kasoa, etc all came together for the grand event that seeks to honor and promote “Made in Central Region” businesses and entertainment. 

Traditional rulers like Obrempong Nana Kwame Afona II, Nkusukum, Nana Weba of Abura state, Nana Eduaba II of Asebu traditional area, Magajiya of Gonja Sisaala, and Gurunsi tribes, all in Central region, came with their entourage to cement the credence of the event. Representatives from the regional ministry, the fire service, the Ghana Police Service and Christian council all came to grace the occasion. 

Legend Ebo Taylor, Prof. Martin Owusu Okyere, Joojo Mills Robertson, David Dontoh, amongst others, were honored during the night.

Same went to top officials in the region like the Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan; the MP for KEEA district, Hon. Percy Quiacoe; Prof. Samuel Ato Duncan of COA-FS and a few prominent people who have been a pivotal element in the regions’ development.