Ivory Coast: Adaye Kessie Foundation to champion the promotion of cultural tourism

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The Adaye Kessie Foundation, a non-governmental organization established a year ago is determined to use the Adaye Kessie festival as a vehicle for the promotion of rich cultural heritage of the Brong kingdom.

The President of the Adaye Kessie Foundation Bini Outtara Daouda in an interview with VoyagesAfriq from his base in Abidjan said, after successfully organizing the last three editions of the Adaye festival arrived at the decision to establish an institution which will preserve and promote the culture of the Brong kingdoms in both Ghana and Côte
D’Ivoire.

‘’ After 3 editions of the Adaye Kessie festival we together with the Brong Royal Council established the foundation to promote unity of the children of the Brong kingdom from both sides in Côte D’Ivoire and Ghana to revitalize the cultural heritage of the Brong people in both countries’’ he added.

Mr. Outtara also said, the objectives of the foundation include the creation of a touristic circuit between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Brong kingdom to contribute to the modernization of the administration in the kingdom. He stressed that, it was key to have a fine balance between tradition and modernity in order to bring development to the people.

Bini Outtara Daouda

The foundation plans to embark on environmental conservation exercise to protect the forest cover within the Brong kingdoms.

Members of the Adaye Kessie foundation will in the coming days visit their Ghanaian counterpart to engage in series of meetings to update the history of the Brong migration from Ghana to Côte D’Ivoire and showcase the same family inspite of the colonial boarders.

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