The Ghana Tourism Authority is igniting the passion for large participation within the 2019 World Tourism Day celebration, slated for September 27 in Ghana’s second-largest metropolis, Kumasi.
Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), stated this year’s commemoration was distinctive because it coincided with the nation’s declaration and remark of the ‘Year of Return’, a growth anticipated conveying into the nation 1000’s of Africans within the Diaspora.
“It’s precisely 400 years for the reason that first black slave set foot in Virginia, United States (US), and we intend to convey all our brethren and stakeholders collectively for a historic interplay and communion,” he remarked.
Mr. Agyemang, who was addressing a ceremony to launch actions lined-up for the Day, stated the non-public sector was being concerned actively for a profitable celebration on the theme: “Tourism and Jobs, a Higher Future for All”.
In keeping with the programme of actions, a grand exhibition can be mounted to show the tourism potentials of the assorted districts within the Ashanti Area.
The CEO hinted that the World Commerce Organisation (WTO) had established that one in 10 jobs globally was associated with the tourism sector, and that, the nation ought to repeatedly spend money on the sector to assist create many roles alongside the worth chain.
Mr. Peter Achampong, Ashanti Regional Supervisor of the GTA, disclosed that his workplace had begun intensive schooling of managers and house owners of vacationer attraction websites in addition to hospitality services forward of the celebration.
That is geared toward sensitizing them to good practices to be able to improve the nation’s picture and environment-friendly service supply.
He welcomed the federal government’s determination to permit Kumasi to host the historic occasion, saying, because of the ‘cultural capital’ of the nation, the programme would additionally increase in tourism arrivals.
“Ashanti Area has the oldest museum – King Prempeh II Museum, the one pure lake in Ghana – Lake Bosomtwe, Manhyia Palace, a repository of cultural heritage, and lots of extra fascinating locations to fulfill the curiosity of holidaymakers,” he famous.
Nana Bobie Ansah, chief of Bonwire, a historic city famous for originating the designs and weaving of the indigenous Kente cloth, known as on conventional authorities to assist the historic occasion to make sure its success.
By: Jennifer Osei/Ghana