The 10th anniversary edition of the Global Music Festival has been launched today 12th August 2022 at the Kempinski hotel in Accra to mark the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence and the 20th anniversary of the African Union.
Speaking to the press, Global Citizen, the Ghana event will be held at the Black Star Square in Accra on the 24th September 2022 with live performance from international music superstars such as Usher, SZA, Stormzy, H.E.R and TEMS alongside Ghanaian stars, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Gyakie.
In addressing the press and other stakeholders at the event, the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey, expressed optimism about the economic impact of the event on the local economy, adding that the festival will attract tourists and lead to an increase in inbound travels.
To him, the event will put a spotlight on Ghana’s creative arts industry and boost collaboration between Ghanaians and artists from other parts of the world.
Since its inception in 2012, the Global Citizen Festival has become the world’s longest running global campaign, calling for an end to extreme poverty, gender inequality and environmental degradation.
The founder of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans, SDRs ( a type of reserve asset mostly sitting unused by the world’s wealthiest countries) can immediately provide new and affordable financing relief for countries at high risk of financial and debt distress.
Global Citizen is calling for world leaders, major corporations and philanthropic foundations to take to the Global Citizen Festival stages and announces new commitment to End Extreme Poverty NOW, by deploying funds to meet the total goal of reallocating $ 100 billion in IMF Special Drawing Rights ( SDRs), by making up the $ 40B shortfall.
The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will call on world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly and ahead of the G20 and COP27 in November to step up and invest $ 600 million into the future of women and girls, close the annual $ 10 billion climate financing shortfall, deliver $ 500 million to help Africa farmers respond to the global food crisis, and provide urgent relief from crushing debts to End Extreme Poverty NOW.
The launch brought together the press, government officials, and other stakeholders.
Story by… Bugbila Moadow.