Visitors who thronged the Black Star Square to witness the third edition of the Taste of Ghana festival in December 2022 have hailed the event as highly successful and indicated they wished it was held more frequently.
The two-day festival, which kicked off on Friday, December 23, 2022 was organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).
The numerous diasporans who visited the country, thanks to the efforts of the GIPC and GTA as well as Ghanaians in-country were thrilled with programmes lined up for the event.
Dubbed Taste of Ghana 3.0, the event opened with a rich, colourful display of Ghanaian art and culture.
Indeed, it was a perfect display of Ghanaian food, music, fashion, and sports, among others, as patrons were left stunned by the rich cultural history of Ghana.
All forms of dance, culture, music, and food from all 16 regions were on display, along with some thrilling performances, as the Taste of Ghana festival kicked off in dazzling fashion.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GIPC, Mr Yofi Grant and CEO of GTA who had donned cultural and fanciful attires in tandem with the occasion were both excited about the cultural bits on display from all the regions.
“For me, it is very exciting that we can organise this festival for free for Ghanaians to enable them to experience our rich culture.
“The aim is to replicate this festival in some of the regions, and I am delighted with this cross-cutting view of Ghanaian culture,” he said.
Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, in an interview, was elated about the turnout of the festival and believed it would provide some good memories for tourists.
“You can see the excitement around the place, and it offers us the opportunity to showcase our rich culture to the diaspora.
“We should have more fun on the second day of the festival with more cultural displays,” he said.
Taste of Ghana is a one-of-its-kind festival of Ghanaian culture hosted by the GIPC annually in December. It also falls squarely into the domain of the GTA which on yearly basis has specially designed events lined up in December for the diaspora.
The festival seeks to present the distinctive, authentic and traditional facets of the Ghanaian way of life under one umbrella; through food, art, made-in-Ghana products, cinematography, fashion and more!