Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah has urged Ghanaian entertainers to become the country’s tourism ambassadors. 

The diplomat asked that arts personnel promote Ghana through their works and performances.

Speaking to organizers and musicians billed for this year’s “Ghana Party In the Park”, Papa Owusu-Ankomah reiterated the President’s commitment to getting Ghanaians in the diaspora to be part of the country’s development agenda. 

“Identity is key and I say that when you come to the UK, we can say that it is now the seventeenth region in Ghana because we have so many Ghanaians or British citizens of Ghanaian origin or heritage living here.”

“That should be one of the strengths of our country in terms of our development agenda. When it comes to tourism, it is intertwined with culture, what we eat, what we do, the music, our dress makes up our identity. So when we are talking about tourism, the Ghanaian identity is key,” Mr Owusu-Ankomah said when the ‘Ghana Party in the Park’ team paid him a visit.

The diplomat also commended the organizers of the event for the initiative stating that it will make Ghanaians in the UK connect to Ghana’s culture. 

“Ghanaians and others who are interested in Ghana will know that even in the UK, we have not lost our Ghanaian identity. It is an intergenerational event. I know that many young people, particularly the second and third generation Ghanaians will feel connected to Ghana. For us as a mission, we support anything that is designed to promote Ghana and the Ghanaian identity. The mission has always been in support of the Ghana Party In the Park,” he said.

Present at the interactive session were Creative Director for this year’s event; rapper Sarkodie, Kwabena Kwabena, Mr Drew, Camidoh, Sefa, Kofi Jamar, Yaw Yog, Kweku Flick, Amerado, DJ Mensah, David Tawiah; the organizer as well as others. 
“Ghana Party In The Park” takes place annually in the United Kingdom but the 2020 edition could not happen due to Covid-19.