Commissioner Sally Mbanefo
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Anambra State Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism is to establish a database of dates and planned home-coming activities of all the communities in the state.
This was contained in a release by Commissioner Sally Mbanefo made available to Apex News.
It noted that it is scheduled for December 2018 and January 2019.
According to the release, such activities which include but not limited to Ofala festivals, Igu aro, nmanwu festivals, cultural and pageants among others are usually organized by Anambra communities as part of their yearly home-coming activities.
The ministry requests the presidents–general of town unions and all those responsible for organizing these events to submit the names, dates, community and other details to the ministry urgently.
The assured that upon submission and collation of the information, the ministry will partner the various communities in promoting their festivals and events to both national and international audiences, thereby helping to promote “Destination Anambra State” every December as a month-long entertaining, exciting, social and cultural affair.
The release further called on Ndi Anambra to support the government’s efforts to make the state not only a favourite destination for economic activities but also a destination for social and cultural activities.