GHANA IS READY TO HOST THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO) REGIONAL CONGRESS ON WOMEN IN TOURISM EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME WITEP, IN ACCRA. FROM 25 TH -27 TH NOVEMBER, 2019.

 

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) under the auspices of the Ministry

of Tourism, Arts and Culture, (MoTAC) is set to host the first Regional Congress on Women in

tourism Empowerment programme (WITEP), which is an African centred initiative.

The main objective of this maiden all-important congress in the country is to brainstorm on the

inhibiting factors and opportunities for women’s empowerment in the tourism sector and to

create a synergy within the African region and other players in the industry, for their economic

empowerment.

The congress also seeks to provide the platform for women in technology in Africa, to showcase

their vision for a more inclusive, sustainable and competitiveness in the tourism sector.

This important programme is expected to come-off from 25-27th November 2019 in Accra.

The congress received an endorsement from the recently concluded 23rd General Assembly held in

Saint Petersburg, Russia, when the Secretary-General presented it as part of the activities to be

held in Africa.

As part of the preparation towards hosting the event in Ghana, UNWTO delegation visited

Ghana in September, this year, during which the delegation called on the Minister of Tourism,

Arts and Culture. Honourable. Barbara Oteng –Gyasi, at her office.

Hon. Barbara Oteng –Gyasi who was enthused about the forthcoming event in Ghana

stressed that Government under H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo was committed to

addressing the Socio-Cultural and economic issues affecting the development of women in

Ghana and Africa.

 “I am confident the conference has come at an opportune time and will afford Ghana, Africa and

the world an opportunity to discuss and have an inclusive approach towards women in the tourism

sector. We look forward to engaging stakeholders to support and increase the participation of

women in education, entrepreneurship and leadership “she remarked.

Meanwhile, all 54 African countries Tourism Ministers are expected to grace this all

an important event and Seven Hundred (700) participants across the world have also confirmed

their participation.

Ministry Overview

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture  has been realigned through Executive Instrument (E.I. 2013) to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian culture Into all aspects of national life and to ensure the strong emergence of a vibrant creative economy to improve and advance the tourism industry.

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