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Float kicks start Homofest celebrations 2015

Accra, Oct. 8, 2015 GNA – The Second edition of the Homogeneous Festival dubbed: « Homofest 2015, » has commenced with a float through the principal streets of Accra.

The float, led by Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts had Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuiye, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive in attendance

The float, which started from the Ministry of Tourism, went through Trade Union Congress, Adabraka through the High street and back to the Ministry.

The festival was instituted last year by the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts as part of measures to promote domestic tourism.

It is also aimed at fostering unity among Ga Adangbes in addition to creating awareness among the indigenes, while promoting their food, dance and music.

The festival is also part of the Ministry’s ‘Explore Ghana’ project, which has the sole objective of promoting domestic tourism.

Among other programmes lined up to celebrate this year’s Homofest include a colloquium to discuss the history of the Ga Adangbes.

There would also be an exhibition on Ga Adangbe culture and traditions and a Miss Homofest pageant, which would be held on Friday to usher in the grand durbar of chiefs on Saturday.