The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Tradition, Dr Ibra-him Mohammed Awal, has formally unveiled the counseled occasions scheduled for the 2022 ‘December in GH’ marketing campaign.
This 12 months’s calendar which incorporates over 90 occasions being en-dorsed by way of the Past the Go back Guidance Committee would happen from November 2022 to January 2023.
The actions integrated,
Afrochella, Little Havana, Style of Ghana, Afro Country, YouTube Creators Pageant, Westside Carni-val, Rhythms on da Runway and the Roverman Productions Pageant of Performs.
Different new actions added to the calendar integrated Ada River-fest, Jollof & Afrobeat Pageant, Afrobeats Bazaar, Ghana Water Polo Event, Nkyinkyim Museum Freedom Parade and First Time House Patrons in Ghana Seminar.
The minister unveiled the development right through a stakeholder engagement and customer support coaching for casual caterers organised by way of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in Accra on Monday.
The engagement used to be to coach and construct capability of the casual caterers on preparedness against the “December in GH” occasions scheduled for the 12 months.
Talking on the release, the minister instructed the normal caterers to promote Ghanaian tradition by way of making improvements to upon the native dishes to woo attainable vacationers into the
In keeping with the minister, cul-ture used to be essentially the most dynamic instrument for nationwide building and with out just right tradition property, tourism can’t be bought.
“Tradition and tourism are hyperlinks. With out just right tradition property, you can not promote tourism and our tradition is manifested in numerous issues equivalent to meals , clothes, language and the rest that we reveals so subsequently conventional caterers performs a very powerful function in promoting vacationer enchantment and making Ghana a good looking vacation spot,” he stated.
Dr Awal stated Ghana had very marketable cuisine however not able to obtain world consideration because of deficient packaging and repair supply.
He advised the caterers to make sure high quality provider and make Ghanaian dishes very sexy to be ate up on the global degree to spice up the rustic’s vacationer receipts.
“Do not be deceived concerning the continental dishes. Let’s be proud and promote our original Ghanaian meals equivalent to Waakye, Ga Kenkey, Apkele, Banku, Tuo Zaafi, Fufu, Ampesi. The foreigner does not come from The united states or different plac-es to come back and devour fried rice. They’re uninterested in that. They’d need to style our native dishes and that is what we need to painting to them so they may be able to have a really feel of it,” he added.
The minister disclosed that, about 100,000 global tour-ists had been anticipated to reach into the rustic forward of this 12 months’s ‘December in GH’ match.
The Leader Government Officer of the GTA, Mr Akwasi Agyeman stated “Ghana used to be just lately indexed as one of the vital best commute destina-tions by way of Nationwide Geographic and it is predicted that the rustic will obtain a report choice of global vacationers this season and we are are able to obtain everybody.
We have now kick-started a sequence of engagements with our business stakeholders to be sure that we’re all able. We’re encouraging Ghanaians to reside as much as our repu-tation as a pleasant and hospitable other folks.”
The Supervisor of the Past the Go back Secretariat, Ms Anna-belle McKenzie, mentioned that “We are anticipating this 12 months to be the big-gest for ‘December in GH’, “We’re fascinated about welcoming each returning and first-time travellers to Ghana. Now we have counseled extra occasions that contact at the other pillars for the Past the Go back initiative.”