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2021 Chale Wote street art festival goes virtual

Ghana’s most popular annual street art festival, Charlie Wote, will be going virtual this year.

This has become necessary due to the surge in ongoing COVID-19 cases in the country.

Sighted in a release issued by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and signed by the Head of Public Affiars Gilbert Nii Ankrah, the move is to avoid large gatherings to prevent the spread of the virus.

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“This has become necessary due to the surge in the Covid-19 cases and in compliance with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s 26th update on the Covid-19 protocols for people to avoid large gatherings to prevent the spread of the pandemic”. the statement said.

The 2021 edition of this festival which marks ten years of its existence since it was first launched in 2011 will be the second time the festival will be held virtually. The 2020 edition was the first.

The assembly further urged Ghanaians “to show interest in the event and support the various activities by participating through the online platforms”.

The Chale Wote festival aims to promote the appreciation of diverse forms of art in Ghana. As a result, it is usually marked with fashion parades, photography, sessions, food markets, street boxing, movie screenings, and many others.

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Find below the press release.

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