Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, November 13, 2023, joined Jules Armand Aniambossou (the French Ambassador to Ghana) in launching Creation Africa Ghana, an initiative by the French government to support entrepreneurs in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in creating wealth and growing the economy.
Creation Africa is part of a broader project initiated by the government of France to benefit 15 African countries including Ghana, South Africa, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad, and Togo.
At the launch, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pledged continuous government support for the country’s creative arts industry as a potent force for wealth creation and transformation of the economy through job creation.
The Ambassador of France to Ghana, Jules Armand Aniambossou, added that beyond its focus on Ghana, the project would promote regional collaboration, encouraging exchanges and coordination among West African countries. He also mentioned that the French foreign policy had in recent years shifted focus towards promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly within the cultural and creative arts industries, which have untapped potentials for Africa.