The Ghana Tourism Authority under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture welcomed 30 personalities to become ambassadors at an event to spearhead the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana”, campaign. The campaign is to re-orient Ghanaians to feel a sense of national pride in the heritage, culture, and way of life of Ghana.
The Ambassadors cut cut across different sectors of the creative arts including Musicians, Actors, Radio Presenters, Disc Jockeys (DJ) and Bloggers. These people are to promote tourism growth domestically and internationally to boost Ghana’s Ghana’s economic growth.
The ambassadors include SP Kofi Sarpong, D-Black, Nana Ampadu, Okyeame Kwame, Fancy Gadam, Agya Koo, Lucky Mensah, Abeiku Santana Aggrey, Reggie N Bollie and Sena Degadu.
Catherine Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, says the aim of the Tourism Ambassador programme is to partner influential persons to help drive tourism growth in and outside the country. She said the ambassadors would, therefore, use their personalities and expertise to sell Ghana’s tourism potential to the world.
The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, was also there and urged the government to promote tourism-related events and activities that would be maintained by the future generation.
These activities were done to mark World Tourism Day in Ghana. The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will outdoor a total of 50 ambassadors over the next two years for this same purpose.
Tourism is a big foreign export of the country and if these ambassadors deliver on their roles; we would rake a lot of money from the tourism sector.
February 4, 2019