The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi on 30th September, 2020 at her office. The visit was at the request of the Foundation and it was to enable the minister receive an award on behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo in honour of the role he played during the COVID- 19 pandemic, particularly for his provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). It was also in recognition of his example of promoting African wear. His wearing of African Print shirts according to Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, the President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana is one of the ways he has helped to champion Made in Ghana goods locally and internationally. He says by his example, he has supported with the marketing of Ghana to the entire world, particularly during the Year of Return 2019 Programme and Beyond the Return, 2020. On her part, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi expressed her privilege to receive the award on behalf of the President for Promoting Made in Ghana goods, and for the role the president played during the covid 19 pandemic. Background The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana for the past ten years have given recognition to entrepreneurs who excel in their various enterprises through an awards ceremony. For the first time in the history of the association, a virtual awards night was organised to recognize them, due to the ban on conferences and social activities announced by the President of the Republic of Ghana to curtail the spread of covid 19 pandemic. The virtual broadcast took place on TV3 Network, GTV, UTV and live streaming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Saturday 18th July 2020 at 5pm from Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The award sought to honour entrepreneurs and business executives who have built a legacy and have demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership, sustained business performance, integrity, vision, innovation within the past decade and the year under review. Present at the meeting with the minister were the Director of Human Resource, Mr Vittus Otto Langmagne and Mrs Mabel Cudjoe, Ag. Director of Research at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Mr Alvin Ekow Gaisie, also from the Entrepreneurs Foundation of 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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