The CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority and former President of the association of Private and Independent Broadcasting Organization, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman was over the weekend awarded “Outstanding Industry Personality (Gold)” at the Africa Digital Heroes Awards held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja on Friday, October 18, 2019. This was for his contribution to transforming Africa’s digital space both as President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association and as CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority leading the massive digital campaign to drive tourists to Africa with the Year of Return.
The awards is designed to celebrate and recognize individuals, organizations, institutions and initiatives that have advanced the Nigerian/African digital space. Amongst the awardees were the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State Abdullahi Sule whose efforts at implementing ICT fully in the governance structure of his state was appreciated.
Several other players in the ICT ecosystem in Nigeria were awarded for their contributions. The only other awardee outside of Nigeria was the Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria who is also responsible for Ghana.
The night also saw a lot of Nigerian artists perform to entertain guests. From Rap to Comedy to Culture, they were there to make guests comfortable.
Mr. Akwasi Agyeman’s award was picked on his behalf by Mr. Ekow Sampson, the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Operations at the Ghana Tourism Authority.