Popular Kumawood actor Bill Asamoah has been named as one of the many ambassadors for
tourism in Ghana.
The Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Catherine Afeku made this revelation in a post on
The minister in her post revealed the actor was unanimously nominated by members of
Kumawood [the local movie industry] after months of deliberation.
The actor however took his appointment letter as Tourism Ambassador on Wednesday, February 6.
Part of Madam Afeku’s post reads, “Speaking with Bill, he revealed he was going to
ensure the promotion of Ghana to the world through quality movies, and enhance
the business aspect of film making to attract investors.”
Meanwhile, Bill Asamoah is also the President for the Ashanti Regional Chapter of the Ghana Actors Guild.
The actor is popular for his roles in Kumawood movies like Sundiata, Kae (Remember) and
The Mighty One.
According to the minister, Mr. Asamoah also intends to
promoteGovernment policies and agenda through Ghanaian films.
In 2017, the Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Tourism Ministry unveiled 30 ambassadors.
These were however celebs from different aspects of the creative industry to spearhead the
“See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” campaign.
Some of these ambassadors included, SP Kofi Sarpong, Fancy Gadam, D-Black, Reggie and
Bollie, Nana Ampadu, Agya Koo, Okyeame Kwame, Sena Degadu and Lucky Mensah.
Madam Afeku, said the aim of the Tourism Ambassador programme, was to partner influential
persons to help drive tourism growth in and outside the country.
However, in her Facebook post, she assured Bill Asamoah, the Nana Addo-led government has
not neglected the people of Kumasi in terms of Tourism, Arts and Culture development.
“We are trying our very best to make the industry attractive for both local and foreign investors to want to invest,” she added.
Read her full post below:
“Yesterday, Bill Asamoah was at my office to pick up his appointment letter as a Tourism Ambassador for Ghana.
This appointment was made after KUMAWOOD unanimously nominated him to be
appointed as an ambassador after many months of deliberation.
Speaking with Bill, he revealed he was going to ensure the promotion of Ghana to
the world through quality movies, and enhance the business aspect of film making
to attract investors. He also intend to promote Government policies and agenda through Ghanaian films.
I also used the opportunity to inform him that, the Nana Addo led government has
not neglected the people of Kumasi in terms of Tourism, Arts and Culture development as some media reports suggest, but instead we are trying our very best to make the industry attractive for both local and foreign investors to want to invest.
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February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019