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The African Art and Culture Development Company Limited (AACD) at Osu in Accra, has opened its 4th African Gift Fair showcasing 24,000 different types of exotic and modern African artefacts.

The artefacts made from authentic local raw materials to satisfy the needs of all segments of society, are being showcase by over 20 renowned artists and craftsmen drawn from all over the country.

The 10-day event, which began on Friday, is under the theme: "African Renaissance".

Revelling in its past success, this year's fair is expected to attract thousands of buyers from across the continent.

Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensa, Minister of Tourism was among a number of dignitaries, who attended the opening of the Fair.

Thrilled at the quality and beauty of the products, she called on all to attend the Fair to patronise the products to boost the country's tourism industry.

Mr Fidelis Oppong-Mensah, General Manager of the AACD said the crafting of the products coupled with the organization of the Fair was to encourage and promote the use of African heritage.

This year's event offers visitors the opportunity to observe artists and craftsmen at work as well as purchase products at reduced prices to encourage the industry players to do more to improve on their income.

Statistics shows that every 2000 arts products purchased results in the creation of 10 meaningful jobs in the industry and the AACD seeks to develop the industry and extend its activities beyond the African Continent to create more jobs and improve livelihoods.

AACD also hopes to cut down on travel expenses of buyers through deploring other markets as well as reach others who may not have the time to travel to Ghana.

Source: GNA

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