IVU 42nd World Vegfest in Ghana cancelled
After careful consideration it is with deep regret that I inform you of our decision as a planning committee of the 42nd Vegfest to postpone our hosting of this prestigious event till next year.
In light of the recent Ebola health alert in the sub region the government has itself last week announced a ban on all international conferences for three months, naturally affecting ours originally planned for October.
Alot of time and resource has gone into planning this event and ideally we had all looked forward to putting on a show that would make the IVU proud of giving Ghana the opportunity to represent Africa as the first continental hosts. Having said that and though we have not yet recorded any confirmed cases, the health of all who attend the event is of utmost importance and we cannot but agree with the necessary precautionary measures being put in place for the sake of us all.
For us in Accra now it is back to the drawing board to put on a grand 9th Ghana Veg Week while we continue with preparations for an even bigger 2015 where we hope we will have had enough time to attract the largest number of international visitors to any Vegfest!
Despite our disappointment in conceding for a postponement as a consolation in preparing for this event we have raised the bar as far as our engagement with the Ghanaian public with excellent feedback and this can only reap positively for an event next year.
If we are officially endorsed to host next year, we will maintain the theme "Miraculously preserved - Celebrating Life at the center of the Earth" as a testament to the best diet to follow especially in such challenging times.
We will continue to keep you ALL engaged on our preparations for our Veg week as pass on footage of coverage.
Public Relations Officer
Vegetarian Association of Ghana