Akwasi Agyeman- Chief Executive Officer of GTA,
The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture has officially unveiled the endorsed schedule of events for the 2022 ‘December in GH’ campaign which would run from November 2022 to January 2023.
December in GH is the country’s biggest celebration of all things, cultural, entertainment, adventure, Nightlife, Fashion, Gastronomy, Tours and Community service.
Billed as one of Ghana’s largest tourism projects, The December in Gh festivities is expected to draw people from the global diaspora community and other countries to spend Christmas in the West African sub region.
This year’s calendar includes over 90 events that have been endorsed by the Beyond the Return Steering Committee and the list of activities will provide eclectic experience for patrons.
Each year, there are events that have become favourites and have been included in this year’s activities including, Afrochella, Little Havana, Taste of Ghana, Afro Nation, YouTube Creators Festival, Westside Carnival, Rhythms on da Runway and the Roverman Productions Festival of Plays.
Other events headlining the December in Gh festivities are the Royal Gala, Northern Fest, Culture Vibes, The Old School Classic, Countdown Africa, Adina Conference among others.
Beyond the Return is a 10-year initiative with the theme, ‘A decade of African renaissance’. It’s the follow-up to the successful Year of Return campaign in 2019 that invited the global African diaspora to visit Ghana.
Seven pillars make up the foundation of Beyond the Return with the goal of continued engagement and building strong relations with the diaspora community.
According to the organisers, all the events on the ‘December in GH’ calendar align with at least one of the pillars which are, Experience Ghana, Celebrate Ghana, Invest in Ghana, Brand Ghana, Give Back Ghana, Diaspora Pathways to Ghana, and Promote Pan-African Heritage and Innovation