President Akufo-Addo has become the first Ghanaian president to take part in the Chale Wote Street Arts Festival.

He joined a large number of festival goers over the weekend to attend this year’s event in Jamestown, Accra, on Saturday to celebrate Ghanaian culture through arts, among others.

This year’s Chale Wote Festival is the eighth edition and it had over 125 Ghanaian artists, community activists and international artists exhibiting their works.

Reports ahead of the festival indicated that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has supported the festival with GH¢ 300,000.

President Akufo-Addo, who was accompanied by a delegation, witnessed the event which has over the years been a platform for artists to exhibit their beautiful works.

The festival is an alternative platform that brings arts, music, dance and performance out into the streets.

It targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating arts together.

Since 2011, Chale Wote has included street painting, graffiti murals, photography, theatre, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, fashion parades, music block parties, recyclable design workshops and much more.

It is the first to be organised in Accra, Ghana, and it has inspired similar events across the country.

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