'Arts for All' project launched at Ako Adjei Interchange

Director of the Creative Arts Council Gyankroma Akufo-Addo says she is confident Ghanaians will not deface the beautiful mural that adorns the Ako Adjei Interchange in Accra. Gyankroma, who is the daughter of President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, made the observation at the launch of the ‘Arts for All’ project in Accra Wednesday. The artistic drawing beneath the Ako Adjei Interchange is expected to celebrate the Ga tradition and culture and renowned Ga statesman Ako Adjei, whose name the interchange bears. The Director of the Creative Arts Council took the media round the beautiful paintings and revealed that the masterpiece will be replicated across all interchanges in the city. The Ghana Association of Visual Artists (GAVA), in collaboration with the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), began the first phase of the ‘Arts for All’ project at the Ako Adjei Interchange mural on February 5. The project, facilitated by the Creative Arts Council, is to showcase the diverse cultural values in the country. This particular one emphasises on symbolism of the ethnic Gas, chieftaincy commerce and other elements. As various sections of flyovers in the capital have been plastered with a plethora of publicity materials, including posters and banners, Gyankroma Akufo-Addo noted that it is the responsibility of the citizenry to ensure the arts are protected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LEwcyPC2fA By Ayisha Yakubu|3news.com|Ghana]]>