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Cape Coast “Orange Friday” street carnival launched

By
Isaac Arkoh, GNA
    

Cape Coast, Aug. 12,
GNA – “Orange Friday,” the second biggest street carnival in West Africa, has
been launched in Cape Coast to showcase Ghana and Africa’s cultural
masterpieces.

It formed part of the
numerous activities that precede the celebration of the Oguaa “Fetu Afahye” to
educate the people on the need to eat orange fruit for its nutritional value
and economic significance.

The event, which had
received enormous support, seeks to attract tourists and musicians locally and
internationally.

Speaking at the launch
on Friday, Nana Abena Korkor Addo, the Media Strategist for the event, said the
carnival would offer brands, companies and traders the opportunity to showcase
and market their products to the thousands of revellers.

She said the
organisers were motivated by the need to promote the consumption of orange as a
delicacy and a rich source of vitamin C.

The event, which is in
its fifth year, would commence on Tuesday, August 15, with lots of programmes
including a cleanup exercise, aerobics and the education and empowerment of
young girls to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies.

In addition, Nana Addo
said all participants would have the opportunity to taste the Fanti-kenkey with
fish and pepper or mashed.

It would be climaxed
on Friday, August 18, where hundreds of enthusiasts, clad in orange, would
parade the streets of the ancient capital of Ghana with masquerades.

She said the
celebration would exhibit the rich Fanti culture and tradition amidst musical
performances by seasoned local and international artistes who would treat the
celebrants to rich and invigorating indigenous Ghanaian music.

Nana Addo expressed
gratitude to Zylonfon media and Kasapa media for supporting the celebration to
promote tourism in Ghana and called for massive participation of all to make it
a success.

Nana Ekua Apeatsewa
II, Tufuhemaa of Abura State, and the Chairperson of Central Regional MUSIGA,
called on chiefs to give the programme their maximum support.

She pledged the
support of MUSIGA to the programme, which she said was a fertile ground to
promote upcoming musicians and unearth more talents.

GNA

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