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Ghana to be Acclaimed Originator of Kente by UNESCO by the End of 2024 Deh-Kumah

The Executive Director of the National Folklore Board, Bernice Ann Deh-Kumah says Ghana is expected to be officially acclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the “originator” of Kente globally at the end of 2024.

Kente is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips mainly worn by Ghanaians.

She said Ghana has no recognition in world folklore by UNESCO, so they are working to get our symbols, music, food and all our identity into the UNESCO system.

According to her, Ghana will be given recognition as the creator of Kente so that will be news across the whole world and it will create a market for people in Ghana and after that they move to highlife.

The National Folklore Board is under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as a state agency.

The National Folklore Board, is the statutory body established and mandated under the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) (the “Act”), to administer, register, promote and protect Ghanaian expressions of folklore on behalf of the President and for the people of Ghana.