The Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC) and its Affiliates presents the 31st Annual GhanaFest in Chicago, July 26th-28th 2019.
The Program which Started last week friday at a town hall meeting, organized by Ghana’s Ministry of Information that will be held, followed by a two days festivities will be celebrated and showcase the largest cultural display of Ghanaian traditions, food, fashion, and music in the Midwest.
The City of Chicago which supports this event that will attracts over 5000 people each year, will comprise of various attractions and activities such as Ghanaian food vendors where guests can taste authentic Ghanaian dishes. A large number of vendors selling goods such as African clothing, art, and jewelry, shea butter and many more will be available for patrons.The food court will exemplify an array of authentic delicious Ghanaian dishes for guest to taste.
The Affiliates In Chicago will appoint Chiefs and Queen Mothers of the various tribes who will participate in the parade of chiefs, to display the rich tribal culture of Ghana.
The theme for this year Ghana fest is “Akwaaba”, and in Ghana 2019 has been acknowledged as being the “Year of Return” and holds special importance as Ghana pays homage to our enslaved ancestors. The mission is to continue spreading and promote the history & culture of Ghana, while also continuing to include all nationalities to help bring peace and unity to our beautiful city, Chicago and our motherland Ghana.
With this, a Ghanaian born American Mrs . Felicia Apprey Aygare who is the founder of African Life and project coordinator for Ghana fest, an event organized by Ghana National Council has commended president Akuffo Addo for his support towards the 2019 Year of Return Program .
According to her , the year long home coming summit for diasporas has seen many Ghanaian American , like, Kofi Kingston WWE Champion , Marcus Rashford former Man united player and the likes coming to Ghana to grace the Presidents Year of Return initiative goes a long way to put Ghana on higher platform to the rest of the world by adding value to African Culture and Heritage .
GhanaFest 2019 is a 2-day event slated for July 27th and July 28th at Washington Park 5600 Russel DR, Chicago IL. Is an annually celebrated program showcasing the Ghanaian culture, traditions and heritage to the world .
She added that, many Ghanaians living in the United States of America feels shy to tell their white friends they are from African and on that, Mrs . Felicia Apprey Aygare has bemoaned Ghanaian diasporas to take advantage of the Year of Return initiative by President Akuffo Addo by participating in the Ghanafest program scheduled to take place today at Chicago , USA to tell positive and good story about Ghana to the world .
Credit Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)