Prudential Bank Donate PPEs To Players In The Tourism Industry

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Prudential Bank Limited donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) for the benefit of its member Associations i.e. Ghana Traditional Caterers Association, Indigenous Caterers Association, Ghana Drinking Bar Operators Association(GHABOA) and the National Drinking Bar Association ( NADBOA).
The President of GHATOF Mad. Bella Ahu and CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman received the items.
Madam Bella Ahu thanked the officials from Prudential Bank for their nice gesture.
Mr. Agyeman on his part reiterated the fact that the tourism industry has been hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic and therefore as a regulator, GTA feels the pain for players in the tourism industry especially those in the informal sector like chop bars and fast food joints. He called on other organisations to also support the tourism industry in these challenging times.
Executive Head of Operations for Prudential Bank, Mr. Thomas Broni said they are a truly indigenous bank and while observing the interventions that GTA was making to support tourism operators, they deem it fit to also do the same, especially for the informal sector.
The items donated by the Bank include nose masks, liquid soaps tissue papers and veronica buckets.
Mr. Agyeman on his part reiterated the fact that the tourism industry has been hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic and therefore as a regulator, GTA feels the pain for players in the tourism industry especially those in the informal sector like chop bars and fast food joints. He called on other organisations to also support the tourism industry in these challenging times.

Tourism Joint Committee On COVID-19 Presents Report To Minister Of Tourism

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A joint committee of GTA and GHATOF that was set up by the CEO of GTA , Mr. Akwasi Agyeman to look at the impact of COVID-19 on the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and also recommend ways to improve the industry post COVID- 19 have submiited their report to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

This Committee was Chaired by the Deputy CEO in charge of Operations, Mr Ekow Sampson with the following as members:

Madam Bella Ahu, President of GHATOF
Mrs Stella Appenteng, Managing Director, ApstarsTours
Mrs Roberta Dawson-Amoah, GTA
Mrs Betty Kobi,GTA
Mr Ben Anane Nsiah,GTA
Mr Spencer Doku, GTA
Dr. Edward Ackah- Nyamike Jnr., President of Ghana Hotels Association(GHA)
Mr. Kwesi Eyison, President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA)
Mr. Emmanuel Frimpong, Executive Secretary, GHATOF.

Tourism Ministry and Ghana Tourism Authority Donate PPE’s to Industry Players

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The Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Hon. Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi today, 23rd April 2020 on behalf of the government of Ghana has made its 4th donation of essential equipment to fight against COVID-19 to the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) and tourism industry players.

 

Today’s donation was made to Travel Trade Associations under GHATOF being Traditional Caterers Association, Indigenous Caterers Association, Ghana National Association of Drinking Bars (GHABOA), and the National Drinking Bar Association (NADBOA).

Items donated include 2000 pieces of Veronica buckets, 2000 plastic handwashing bowls, 24 boxes of hand sanitizers, 80 boxes of nose masks, 10,000 pieces of hand gloves, 32 boxes of liquid soaps, 160 packs of tissue paper.