Mr Eric Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Cosy Hotel in Jirapa in the Upper West Region, has urged newly crowned Miss Ghana, Margaret Mwintuur Dery to use her position to project the region and showcase it to the whole world as a worthy destination for tourists.
Mr. Johnson CEO of the plush resort located in the Region praised the Diamond Jubilee queen for standing tall amongst her other 19 collegue contestants who took part in the competition.
To him, Miss Dery’s crown is a major step to showcase the Region on the world map as the beauty queen hails from that part of the country.
The Hotel, although a new facility in the region, is fast-gaining a lot of recognition in the tourist circles as it was part of the company’s that sponsored this year’s Miss Ghana event.
“We are happy to be part of the Jubilee celebration as launched by the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and as an institution that believes in the promotion of tourism we saw partnering this all-important event as a way to support and promote the [email protected] celebrations,” he said.
Congratulating Miss Dery, Mr. Johnson advised youth from the area to see the beauty queen as a role model and work hard towards achieving their dreams and aspirations as she has done.
As an entrepreneur who believes strongly in developing deprived areas, Mr. Johnson said, he decided to site the Hotel in Jirapa to create employment for the youth and also to help open the area to tourists to help boost the local economy.
“Government cannot do it alone; as such private sector participation is very important for national development,” he said.
Youth unemployment he said, was a major challenge confronting the nation as he promised to do more to shoulder government’s efforts toward fighting the challenge of youth unemployment.
Already the Hotel, popularly called ‘Jirapa Dubai’ has won an award from the Ministry of Tourism for its contribution towards the promotion of tourism in the Upper West Region.
April 25, 2018