The Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, entreated Ghana’s citizenry countrywide to endeavour to patronize the made in Ghana chocolate brand.

According to her, Ghana chocolate, when properly consumed and well patronized, had a significant health benefit which would invariably lead to the economic transformation of the country.

Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, made these remarks during the Chocolate day celebration on the 14th of February, 2020, on separate occasions, when she presented Hampers of Chocolates to some Ghanaian media outlets such as the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and the Graphic Communication Group Limited.

  Hon, Barbara Oteng, said her outfit was embarking on a marketing Campaign dubbed SEE GH, WEAR GH, EAT GH, and FEEL GH, which were campaign initiatives  boosting both the domestic and international tourism of the country.

She said the citizens in the country should, as a matter of priority, also patronize made in Ghana Products, since it had the propensity to spur the economic growth of the country.

This, she said, would translate into employment opportunities for the Ghanaians in the Tourism Value Chain landscape.

A News Anchor of the GBC, Mr Danny Clerk, who received the Chocolate on behalf of the Management Body, thanked Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi for recognizing the contribution of GBC in its quest to promote tourism in the country.

The Managing Director of the Graphic Communication group Mr. Atto Afful indicated that the Graphic Media group had an agenda to promote Ghana’s tourist attraction sites for the betterment of Ghanaian people.

He charged the Minister of Tourism to ensure that subsequent major activities of the Ministry such as the year of Return event would be replicated across the country, and further expressed his willingness to aid the Tourism Minister’s efforts to promote tourism both locally and internationally with the Graphic Media group.

Mr. Affull, also commended Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi for generously gifting Chocolates to his outfit.

 As part of the Chocolate day event, the Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, also delivered a presentation on the floor of Ghana’s Parliament on the need for all and sundry in the country to endeavour to patronise Ghana’s Chocolates, since it had health benefits when consumed, and thereby improved on the economics of the country.

Meanwhile, the Chocolate day event was climaxed at the Alisa Hotel of which the Erstwhile Minister of Tourism during President Kufuor’s administration, Mr. Jake Obestebi- Lamptey and a host of other practitioners in the tourism sector were eulogized for their immense contribution to the growth and development of the tourism in Ghana.

Present at the function were some senior officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Staff of the Ghana Tourism Authority, as well as stakeholders and Practitioners in the Tourism sector in Ghana.

Ministry Overview

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture was renamed in 2017 through Executive Instrument E.I28 Civil Service (Ministries) Instrument, 2017 by His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to replace the then Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. The Ministry’s policy directive is to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian arts and culture into all aspects of national life. This it is believed will help in ensuring the emergence of a strong, vibrant and creative environment that would help improve and advance the Tourism, Arts and Culture industry in Ghana.

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