- The Memphis in May International has selected Ghana as the honouree country for the 2020 celebration of the festival
- This was discussed when the board of the festival paid a visit to the office of the foreign ministry
- According to the board, Ghana was chosen because it currently enjoys a stable democracy among other benefits
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Ghana has been selected as the honouree country for the celebration of the 44th edition of the Memphis in May International Festival.
This came to light when the minister of foreign affairs received a delegation among the organisers in her office in Accra.
The board chose Ghana because it has been recognized as the golden country of West Africa.
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Another reason for the selection was because Ghana’s democracy is stable and it has tourism, mining, and crop production driving its strong economy.
According to the ministry of foreign affairs, it is exciting that Ghana has been given an opportunity to display its rich art and culture to the people of Memphis in the United States of America.
Per a report by 3news.com, the Memphis in May International Festival lasts a month and is focused on promoting relations between the citizens of Memphis and the selected country.
The city of Memphis has hosted 38 countries since its inception and six out of them are in Africa.
The six countries are Egypt (1981), Morocco (1999), and Tunisia (2010) from North Africa; Kenya (1989) from Eastern Africa, South Africa (2004) from Southern Africa, and Cote d’Ivoire (1994) from West Africa.
Ghana, therefore, becomes the seventh African country to be honoured.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that Jessica Nabongo is on record as the first Black woman to have visited every country in the world.
Jessica, an employee of the United Nations, who has become a travel blogger, set out to visit all the countries in the world in the year 2016.
On Sunday, October 6, 2019, she arrived in Seychelles, which was the last country on her list.
Information available shows that she also went to some territories described by the UN as having "non-observer status."
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