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COVID-19: Tourism Ministry Makes 4th Donation Of PPEs To GHATOF

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

As part of measures at combating the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has made its 4th donation of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to the Ghana Tourism Federation and its Industry players.

According to the Ministry, the move forms part of its social and cooperate responsibility adding that it is confident, the PPEs whern distributed will help serve its intended purpose.

Presenting the PPEs, Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi said "Today's donation was made to four trade associations under GHATOF (ie Traditional Caterers, Indigenous Caterers, Ghana National Association of Drinking Bars (GHABOA) and National Drinking Bar Association (NADBOA)"

The Minister disclosed that items donated included 2000 pieces of veronica buckets, 2000 bowls, 24 boxes of hand sanitisers, 80 boxes of nose masks.

She also added that 10,000 pieces of hand gloves, 32 boxes of liquid soaps, 160 packs of tissue paper were part of items distributed.

Receiving the items, the leadership of GHATOF expressed their gratitude for the gesture assuring the Ministry of good use of the items.

Leadership of GHATOF hinted that it will do what it takes to ensure that the appropriate personnel are provided with the PPEs to ensure their safety.

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi pleaded with the Industry players in the Tourism Sector to adhere strictly to the the directive given by President Akufo-Addo.

In other developments, a Joint Committee of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) on COVID-19 have presented its report to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The Committee set up by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GTA, Akwasi Agyeman was assigned to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. 

The Committee which was set is also expected to recommend ways to improve the industry against attacks on its activities by the COVID-19.

The Joint Committee was chaired by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in charge of Operations, Ekow Sampson.

Its members include; President of GHATOF, Madam Bella Ahu, Managing Director, ApstarsTours, Mrs Stella Appenteng, Mrs Roberta Dawson-Amoah, Mrs Betty Kobi, Mr Ben Anane Nsiah and Mr Spencer Doku, all of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).

Other members also include; President of Ghana Hotels Association (GHA), Dr. Edward Ackah- Nyamike Jnr, President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), Kwesi Eyison and Executive Secretary, GHATOF, Emmanuel Frimpong.

Story by Joshua Kwabena Smith



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