The Ghana Heritage Committee has introduced a multi-stakeholder heritage strategic framework aimed at promoting the country's diverse heritage.
This framework will serve as both a guiding document and an implementation plan, aligning policy actions of agencies and stakeholders toward a unified national agenda.
Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, the Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, delivered a speech emphasizing the framework's role in addressing challenges in heritage resource management.
He noted that the document presented a sustainable pathway and encouraged stakeholders to leverage it for the development of Ghana's heritage centres.
The minister expressed confidence in the unique, multi-dimensional approach of the framework, emphasizing its timely introduction.
He urged various stakeholders in the culture and heritage sectors to collaborate and draw synergies to strengthen collective efforts for sustainable development.
The launch event was attended by government officials, artists, musicians, and heads of various art groups, including the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the Actors Guild.
Professor Kodzo Gavua, Chairman of the Ghana Heritage Committee, highlighted the cooperative nature of the framework, aiming for stakeholders to work together to promote various aspects of Ghana's culture.
Kingsley Ofosu Ntiamoah, Executive Director of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, discussed the plan's role in providing strategic guidance and approaches to complement the efforts of the Board.
The Implementation Plan outlines strategic actions for agencies under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, as well as sister ministries and institutions such as the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
The plan is designed to address priority areas and related objectives and goals outlined in the Multi-Stakeholder Heritage Strategic Framework (MSHSF).