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King of Ghana to come to Saginaw culture festival

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King Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, of Akyem Abuakwa, Ghana.

For its 50th year, an African Cultural Festival in Saginaw will be celebrating with a special guest.

Festival organizers said the African Cultural Festival in Saginaw is the longest running event of its kind, running annually since 1968.

The theme of this years festival is pan-africanism, celebrating african culture from all around the world.

Dawn Hinton is the President of the Saginaw African Cultural  Festival committee.

“We also have the king his majesty, one of the kings from Ghana who’s coming over and he’s going to be on our main stage on Saturday. So it’s going to be a phenomenal experience for all people involved.”

Hinton said she hopes the king’s attendance will bring more international visitors to the festival.

She said the king will receive a key to the city and will host a number of events including a talk at SVSU on business development between the U.S. and west Africa.

The festival is expected to take place from noon to 9pm August 10th through 12th at 2533 Lapeer Ave., the former Morley Elementary School. More information can be found on the African Cultural Festical's Facebook page.