Today, Madam Fatimatu Abubakar Deputy Minister for Information inaugurated the maiden National Memory of the World Committee at the premises of the Ministry of Education.
The nine (9) member Committee established under the auspices of Ghana Commission for UNESCO will assist in preserving the countries documentary heritage. The committee will further contribute to the achievement of the broader aim of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program.
The committee is chaired by Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Secretary-General of the African Regional Memory of the World Committee (ARCMOW) and Board Chairman of the Ghana Library Authority. The following experts constitute the membership of the committee.
Mrs. Ama Serwah-Nerquaye-Tetteh, Secretary-General, Ghana Commission for UNESCO
Dr. Kweku Rockson, Chairman, Specialized Committee on Communication & Information, Ghana Commission for UNESCO,
Mrs. Judith Opoku-Boateng, Archivist, Institute of African Study
Professor Kwabena Akurang-Parry, Historian, University of Ghana
Dr. Gertrude Aba Mansah Eyifa-Dzidzienyo, Archeologist and Museum Expert
Mr. Edward Addo-Yobo, Ghana library Authority
Mr. Christopher Wetcher, Programme Officer for Culture, Ghana Commission for UNESCO
Ms. Joan Agyekum Nsowah, Programme Officer for Communication & Information, Ghana Commission for UNESCO
After the Inauguration Ceremony, the Committee chaired by Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan held its first session to discuss the statutes and terms of the committee. The statutes was adopted by members of the committee. The committee also discussed the roadmap for the work of the committee.
Finally the Committee agreed to celebrate World Day for Audio Visual Heritage to create awareness for Ghana’s documentary heritage.