"Explore Ghana" Train lands In The Harbour City Of Tema


ExploreGhanaKidsThe Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has observed that that the only way people could appreciate what they have is for them to experience it. This, she notes, can be achieved through domestic tourism which exposes people not only to the unique and fascinating tourist sites but also to the rich culture of Ghana.

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IS TOOL FOR ADVANCING DEVELOPMENT – DEPUTY MINISTER

Gomashie-566x350Madam Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said empowering women is a proven and necessary tool for advancing development and reducing poverty.
She has therefore advised young women to stay focused and work hard to pursue their future aspirations adding that, young women must be determined to make use of every opportunity made available to them; because that was the only way they could impact lives and challenge men to treat them with respect and recognition.
Mrs. Gomashie made this statement at a forum organised by Goethe-Institute Ghana, also known as German Cultural Centre with support from the United Nations Information Centre and Values for Life an NGO to mark this year´s International Women´s Day in Accra under the theme ´´How Equality for Women Can Lead to Progress in Society´´.

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PATRONIZE AFRICAN PRINT - TOURISM MINISTER

DSC 0111Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has asked Ghanaians and Africans to patronize African prints as the continent prepares to celebrate its maiden edition of the African Union (AU) Fashion Festival.

During the official launch of the AU Fashion Festival at the National Theatre, the Minister stated that the institution of the festival was in fulfillment of the Union’s aim to promote unity among African states through events.

“Generally, interest in our African print in Ghana has increased tremendously all over with a lot more people wearing them all week long and not only on Fridays,” Miss Ofosu-Adjare said.

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NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL AT MINISTRY OF TOURISM DONATE BLOOD

index nationalserviceblooddonationNational Service Personnel (NSP) at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts (MOTCCA) responded to the call by the Korle Bu Blood Bank, urging volunteers to donate blood, when they embarked on a blood donation exercise at the premises of the Ministry.
The donors numbering about 20, said they were touched by the recent reports of inadequate blood at the Korle Bu Blood Bank, which sometimes resulted in the loss of precious lives.
Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Sector Minister, who was there to support the social responsibility act of the service personnel of the Ministry, lauded them for the initiative and called on their colleagues in the other ministries, to also imitate the laudable example.
She said Ghanaians in general were noted to be hospitable and generous people, and that such attributes have been demonstrated by the service personnel of the Ministry.

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MINISTRY OF TOURISM HOLDS STAKEHOLDERS MEETING ON DOMESTIC TOURISM

index bookThe Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts (MOTCCA), yesterday organised a stakeholders meeting to provide a veritable solid policy direction, for developing a strategy and implementation plan and programme to promote domestic tourism.

MOTCCA, in collaboration with Graphic Communication Group, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and other stakeholders have initiated a programme dubbed: “Explore Ghana” to facilitate the policy direction.
The programme would also provide an opportunity to show case tourist attractions, cultural heritage and creative arts products and services to Ghanaians.

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MINISTER PROMOTES LOCAL DISHES

index localdishesMrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called on tourism operators, especially managers of star-rated hotels and restaurants to consider putting Ghanaian foods on their menus.

She said the public was increasingly getting attracted to local Ghanaian cuisines and there was the need to help promote them. “I must mention that doing so will also ensure that we keep our hardworking farmers constantly in business and also provide security for Ghanaian businesses,” she said at launch of the Health and Critical Analysis Training Programme by the Flair Training Institute in Accra.

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LET'S CONSOLIDATE GAINS IN TOURISM - MINISTER

index gainsMrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said there is the need to consolidate the gains and strides made in the tourism industry. She has therefore, urged the tourism service providers to deliver quality service to meet the expectation of tourists and business travellers.

Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare gave the advice at the inauguration of the newly elected national executives of the Car Rentals Association of Ghana (CRAG) in Accra on Thursday. She said Ghana was fast emerging as the pride of Africa and the most preferred tourism destination in the West African sub-region, due to the political stability, democratic governance, warm hospitality of Ghanaians, rich and diverse cultural experiences among others.

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