Live up to expectations-Dep. Minister to Tourism Day Celebration Committee
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ziblim Iddi Barri, has charged the committee responsible for the organisation of this year’s World Tourism Day Celebration, to live up to expectations making the forthcoming event a memorable one.
Dr. Ziblim Iddi Barri who also doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Gusheigu Constituency in the Northern Region indicated that even with the Covid-19 on hand, the committee must strive to further market Ghana in the global Map in relations to Tourism Sphere.
This, according to him, would further spur Ghana’s image, given the huge success the nation has chalked in the Year of Return Programme by attracting both the International and Local tourists to Ghana’s attraction sites, and to also ensure that all the necessary COVD- 19 precautions were adhered to.
Dr. Zublim Iddi Barri made these remarks at the inauguration of the Planning Committee on this year’s World Tourism Day Celebration on the August 11, 2020, on the event slated for September 27 2020, under the theme: Building Peace, Fostering Knowledge.
He stressed that globally Tourism has been viewed as a lead sector for the economic growth and developmental transformational agenda, since it has the propensity to create jobs and accelerate infrastructural development.
Dr. Ziblim Iddi Barri observed that many countries and local communities around the world including Japan, China and Korea had properly used tourism to improve on their socio- cultural and economies of their Nations, which had invariably reduced poverty in their countries.
He bemoaned that In spite of the African rich Tourism attractions, its continent is still lagging behind in its quest for development.
He, therefore, used the rare occasion to entreat committee members to discharge their duties with their utmost best.
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. John Yao Agbeko also urged the committee members to fastrack their work in order to meet the timelines of the programme.
On her part, the President of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) and also the Co- Chairperson of the planning committee, Mrs. Bella Ahu, assured the Tourism Ministry that the committee would deliver to achieve the overall goal of making the forthcoming world Tourism Day a huge success.