Former Radio XYZ late afternoon drive (Fast lane) host Kojo Daasebre, affectionately called JKD, has started a campaign to get the country’s closed museums open.
This comes after reports that the National museum in Accra has been closed for some time now.
He says the tourism drive of the country can be heightened when the seeming neglected museums which have artifacts that define the rich history of the country are kept well and revived.
His campaign to get the museums effective again is to also create the awareness of the shortfalls in the creative arts and culture sector.
JKD who is also known as ‘the media beast’, said a project is being put together by a team to honour great talents in the creative arts sector.
Dubbed the ‘EDUAPA HALL AND WALK OF FAME’, JKD explained that the project, in collaboration with the government will help document and showcase the achievements of great talents in the creative arts industry, adding that they would be kept in the museums to contribute immensely to the tourism sector.
JKD said the ‘EDUAPA HALL AND WALK OF FAME’ project would expose the younger generation and the youth to the achievements of some Ghanaians who have worked tirelessly and contributed to the creative arts and culture of the country.
Leader of the team, Frank Ofori Asante explained that the Walk of fame is a permanent public arena monument set aside for players of the creative arts and their achievements in the arts and entertainment industry.
He said through broader consultation and government collaboration, monuments would be erected at vantage points and at some national museums which would bear names of movie actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, electronic and print media personalities, Sports and Academics who have excelled in their professions.
These monuments would include urban sidewalks or pedestrians walk way in the national capital which will also create an avenue for tourist attraction, according to Mr Asante, the Founder and Executive Director for Eduapa Hall and Walk of Fame Foundation at the launch of the programme at Movenpic Ambassador Hotel, Accra last Friday.
“Its very sad how Ghanaians easily forget our heroes when they retire or die after a successful career. This project will make sure these people are not forgotten,” he added.