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Noise pollution is becoming a problem in Ghana. All sorts of people are now using megaphones or bullhorns to preach, announce or call trotro passengers and announce the herbal medicines or other wares they are selling and our city centers have become noisy, yet we are touting and selling Ghana as a an international tourist destination to the world. The last time, I checked, noise pollution is against the laws of Ghana. Internationally, noise pollution is not good for human health. Why is that, as Ghana makes progress people are allowed to play loud music which they should listen to softly in the stores, without other people and citizens hearing it??????? Why do we as a nation, try to adopt practices which rather makes us retrogress??????? In other nations, touting a car hour unnecessarily in the streets, is a traffic offence and the Police in those nations can arrest an offending driver making too much noise with their car or vehicle horns. Accra and Ghana has become too noisy and in the hot sun of Accra and Ghana, life is becoming unbearable. Ghana should do something about this before our efforts in tourism and health suffer great damage.

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The Minister of Tourism, Arts and, Culture, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal inaugurates the National Film Authority, National Commission on Culture, and the Ghana National Theatre, boards.

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Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture signs MOU with Spanish government to improve the fortunes of the Tourism sector

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The Tourism Ministry receives donation from Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has donated some assorted items to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture ( MOTAC) towards the celebration of this year’s World Tourism Day.

The items included tissue papers, sanitizers, nose masks, liquid soaps, and veronica buckets.

The items were donated to assist the MOTAC to ensure the observation of the COVID-19 safety protocols at the event.

Similarly, the gesture was also intended to support the Ministry in the successful organization of the event.

The World Tourism Day instituted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is celebrated on September 27 each year to promote responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

This year’s celebration is on the theme: “Tourism for Inclusive Growth.”

Photos from Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture's post 24/09/2021

GOLDSTAR AIR DONATES TOWARDS WORLD TOURISM DAY CELEBRATIONS.

Mr. Eric Bannerman, CEO of Goldstar Air made a special donation worth thirty thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢30,000.00) to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture today at its premises.

The donation was geared towards supporting the upcoming UNWTO World Tourism Day Celebrations to be held ON 27TH September 2021 at Hohoe in the Volta Region.

The purpose of the donation he explained was to support the ministry in relation to the event to augment the Ministry’s effort in supporting the growth of the Tourism sector for National development.

Receiving the items, the Deputy Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, honorable Mark Okraku-Mantey thanked the Goldstar Air team for their kind gesture towards the development of the tourism sector.

The Chief Director of the Ministry, John Yao Agbeko, Mr. George Harrison Kankam, and other management staff members were present to witness the presentation.

Goldstar Air is a tourism-related organization working towards promoting the airline and tourism industry.

The items donated included 400 branded event T-shirts and 1000 pieces of Face shields amounting.

Source: Public Relations MOTAC

23/09/2021

All roads lead to Wli- Hohoe in the Volta region for the World Tourism Day Celebration 2021 under the theme “Tourism For Inclusive Growth”.

All roads lead to Wli- Hohoe in the Volta region for the World Tourism Day Celebration 2021 under the theme “Tourism For Inclusive Growth”.

Photos from Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture's post 02/09/2021

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Mark Okraku-Mantey joins Ghanaian Delegation to Costa Rica to celebrate International Day for People of African Descent. It’s celebrated on the 31st Day of August every year.

Photos from Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture's post 20/08/2021

Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Honoured with Traditional Naming Ceremony

A traditional naming ceremony has been held for two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Accra.

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President and the Diaspora Africa Forum, came together with traditional Ga leaders to perform an Official Naming Ceremony for Viola Fletcher, age 107 and her brother Hughes Van Ellis (Uncle Redd), age 100.

All dressed in white to signify their new beginning and participate in the traditional ceremony, their delegation included some of their family members.

The event took place at the Accra Tourist information Centre and was attended by the local community and members of the diaspora. People present included The Deputy Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, Deputy Director of Diaspora Affairs Office of the President, Nadia Adongo Musah, Chairperson of PANAFEST Foundation, Professor Esi Sutherland-Addy, Ambassador Nancy Sam, representatives of Ghana Tourism Authority and members of the African American Association of Ghana.

Travelling at their age, the centenarians were warned not to travel to Africa because they had health issues before their trip. “They were in the hospital before they came,” said Ambassador Bennett. “They both said the only way they would not come to Ghana is if they were in a coffin. And you see them here, so let’s give them a big standing ovation.” Everyone rose to their feet in cheers and applause for the two for making the journey.

The ceremony not only had great significance for the two historical icons, but it was greatly symbolic for all people of African descent who came before them. Rabbi Kohain Halevi, is the executive director of the PANAFEST Foundation and a board member at the Diaspora Africa Forum. Halevi spoke on the significance of this moment, “The very fact that we are here on this occasion, that we have Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd here that collectively combined represent 207 years of history and experience of our people on the other side in the diaspora and the ancestors have seen fit for them to cross that Atlantic Ocean with their family and come back over here, they have not come alone" he added.

They also have come with the ancestral spirits that crossed those waters, sacrificed for years and endured, they are the embodiment of the resilience of the African spirit.” he indicated.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, was asked to make remarks before the ceremony. “We appreciate your coming,” he said. “We’ve read about your story, the massacre that went on years ago, we’ve heard of stories like Amadou Diallo who was shot 41 times, but he didn’t have a gun on him. We saw the George Floyd story and so, it is obvious that it is not over and it will not be over until it’s over.

So we appreciate those of you who went through all of that for us. The choice by Madame Fletcher, Uncle Redd and the team, to visit Ghana is a step in the right direction.” he noted.

The two were called to approach the podium where the naming ceremony would take place and be officiated by the Osu Alata Mantse, Nii Kwabena Bonnie V. Mother Fletcher’s Ghanaian name given was Naa Lamiley and Uncle Redd’s name was Nii Lante.

The two were handed their certificates and the pouring of libations and prayers were said in their honour.

After their ceremony was completed, the rest of the delegation was also given their names and certificates their journey symbolizes the return of the global African diaspora.

It’s significance is deeply tied to Ghana’s roots in pan-Africanism, the Year of Return and now Beyond the Return initiatives with Ghana inviting the diaspora to return home.

Source: Public Relations MOTAC

Photos from Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture's post 16/08/2021

Tourism Minister Dr. Ibrahim Awal and his Deputy Hon. Mark Okraku-Mantey engage heads of Public Services Commission (PSC) during a courtesy call to familiarise Ministers on the mandate of the Commission.

13/08/2021

CONSIDER ENGAGING CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE PEOPLE -DR. AWAL TO PSC

Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has entreated the Public Services Commission (P.S.C) to endeavor to consider the employment of more skilled, creative and innovative people.

This he explained has the power to positively influence the unemployment gab in this sector to help grow the creative and innovative group.
He made the appeal during a courtesy call by the Head and Management of the Public Services Commission to enlighten the sector Ministers on their mandate this Thursday, 12 August,2021.

Dr. Awal however requested the team to come out with a clear-cut succession plan to ensure the smooth takeover and continuation of work, avoid interruptions and hindrances that comes with poor or no succession plan patterns.

The Board Chair of P.S.C Dr. Janet Ampadu Fofie, took time to welcome the ministers to the Public Service and explained their visit as an informative one aimed at bringing the minister up to speed on the mandate of the Commission, a move she said would position them well in working with their staff to achieve governments objective for the sector.

Dr. Ampadu Fofie explained that, out of the 250 government agencies, Civil Servants are the least, with four thousand (4,000) Staff and the rest forming the public sector workers.

The secretary to the Commission, Ing. Mrs. Mabel Amoako-Atta took time to outline the core functions of P.S.C some of which included their authoritative advisory role to ensure best practices in Human Resource Management and Development.

“We have important evaluation roles in working with agencies to ensure that Ghana’s Public service is performing effectively and consistently in consonance with Ghana Public Service rules” She opined.

Ing. Mrs. Amoako-Atta referenced article 194 of the Fourth Republic 1992 constitution which recognizes the Commission and allows it to perform functions detailed in same constitution including supervisory, regulatory and consultative.

Honorable Mark Okraku-Mantey, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture sought few clarifications on the extension of service years given to selected staff and required to know the qualification one needs to get a year or more to serve at a public office.

He also wanted to know who sets targets for public sector workers and what happens if such targets are not met.

In response, the Public Services Commission clarified that although the retirement age is 60, there are special exigencies that allows for some staff to stay a year or more to execute their jobs. According to P.S.C such is allowed if necessary but not exceeding five years.

On the issue of Targets, the Service according to P.S.C has outlined structures that monitors performances and targets and if not met, could be properly investigated and appropriate sanctions applied.

Present at the meeting were management of the Ministry of Tourism Arts, and Culture and its Head of departments and Agencies.

Source: Public Relations MOTAC

CONSIDER ENGAGING CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE PEOPLE -DR. AWAL TO PSC

Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has entreated the Public Services Commission (P.S.C) to endeavor to consider the employment of more skilled, creative and innovative people.

This he explained has the power to positively influence the unemployment gab in this sector to help grow the creative and innovative group.
He made the appeal during a courtesy call by the Head and Management of the Public Services Commission to enlighten the sector Ministers on their mandate this Thursday, 12 August,2021.

Dr. Awal however requested the team to come out with a clear-cut succession plan to ensure the smooth takeover and continuation of work, avoid interruptions and hindrances that comes with poor or no succession plan patterns.

The Board Chair of P.S.C Dr. Janet Ampadu Fofie, took time to welcome the ministers to the Public Service and explained their visit as an informative one aimed at bringing the minister up to speed on the mandate of the Commission, a move she said would position them well in working with their staff to achieve governments objective for the sector.

Dr. Ampadu Fofie explained that, out of the 250 government agencies, Civil Servants are the least, with four thousand (4,000) Staff and the rest forming the public sector workers.

The secretary to the Commission, Ing. Mrs. Mabel Amoako-Atta took time to outline the core functions of P.S.C some of which included their authoritative advisory role to ensure best practices in Human Resource Management and Development.

“We have important evaluation roles in working with agencies to ensure that Ghana’s Public service is performing effectively and consistently in consonance with Ghana Public Service rules” She opined.

Ing. Mrs. Amoako-Atta referenced article 194 of the Fourth Republic 1992 constitution which recognizes the Commission and allows it to perform functions detailed in same constitution including supervisory, regulatory and consultative.

Honorable Mark Okraku-Mantey, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture sought few clarifications on the extension of service years given to selected staff and required to know the qualification one needs to get a year or more to serve at a public office.

He also wanted to know who sets targets for public sector workers and what happens if such targets are not met.

In response, the Public Services Commission clarified that although the retirement age is 60, there are special exigencies that allows for some staff to stay a year or more to execute their jobs. According to P.S.C such is allowed if necessary but not exceeding five years.

On the issue of Targets, the Service according to P.S.C has outlined structures that monitors performances and targets and if not met, could be properly investigated and appropriate sanctions applied.

Present at the meeting were management of the Ministry of Tourism Arts, and Culture and its Head of departments and Agencies.

Source: Public Relations MOTAC

Photos from Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture's post 06/08/2021

HOTEL, CATERING AND TOURISM TRAINING INSTITUTION GRADUATES 44

The Hotel, Catering and Tourism Institute (HOTCATT) under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, yesterday held its maiden graduation ceremony at its school premises in Accra.
The graduation is the first after nine (9) years of inactivity on the theme; ‘’Dream big, start small, act now ‘’ that saw forty-four (44) trainees completing diverse courses in the Tourism, Arts and Culture discipline.

Ms. Patrina Etu-Mantey Ampah, Director of the training institute, walked participants and graduands through the (HOTCATT) journey.
According to her, HOTCAT was established in 1991 and mandated to provide skills at the basic intermediate and supervision levels to help upgrade the skills and competences of all personnel in the hotel, catering and tourism sector, to transform Ghana into a competitive tourism destination.

“After being defunct for nine years, due to diverse constraints, the institute reopened in 2020 under my leadership and this is our success story” she opined.

Ms. Etu–Mantey Ampah urged the graduands to set big goals and explore big ideas to establish big projects. She advised them not to fear to start small adding “starting small is not a failure” referring graduands to the popular saying “Rome was not built in a day’’ to spur them on.
She however urged the trainees not to procrastinate but act fast to contribute their quota in developing the sector.

Mr. Vitus Otto Langmagne, Director of Human Resources at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and culture who chaired the ceremony, urged graduands to use their new expertise to change the phase of the hospitality industry.

He however, assured graduands of the Ministry’s continue support as projected by the sector Minister, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal and discouraged them not to nature the mindset that government will employ them after school but endeavor to start their own business to create employment opportunities for the youth.

Out of the 44 graduands who rolled out yesterday by the Hotel, Catering and Tourism Institute (HOTCATT), sixteen students comprising five males and eleven females graduated with certificates in Kitchen skills, nine students comprising two males and seven females with front desk office skills.
The others are housekeeping, food and beverage services, tour guiding skills, and certificate in banqueting, conference and event management.
Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture were present alongside Mrs. Bella Ahu, president of Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), Chiefs and support groups.

Source: MOTAC PR Unit

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FIRST NATIONAL TOURISM CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK LAUNCHED

The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), Hon. Mark Okraku-Mantey has revealed that, the Tourism component of the
“Obaatanpa” project will be used in the training of foreign language skills development program for frontline staff in key tourism establishment in the country. He added that, the training which will begin with French language will enhance interactions with francophone visitors.

Hon. Mark Okraku-Mantey made the statement at the launch of the first National Tourism Customer Service week held today at the Labadi beach hotel in Accra on the theme: “redefining excellence through service experience”. According to him, the Ministry will also upgrade and target different skills-set including management of facilities, tour operators, chefs, GPRTU drivers and frontline staff.
He urged stake holders to prioritize customer experience saying “word of mouth is the most promotional or destructive material in the service delivery chain”.

“Customer service plays a pivotal role in the tourism sector hence stake holders must be responsive and reliable in their dealings with clients”, he added.
The National Tourism Customer service week would be held from 4th - 8th October,2021 with the objective to recognize and appreciate employees and customers and also to highlight the roles and importance of customer service in the tourism sector.

Mr. Caleb Kwofie, a leading official of Excellent Services Foundation, expressed great satisfaction with customer service delivery in the service sector in Ghana adding that despite the ravaging effects of COVID-19 pandemic, customer service professionals are still at post to provide services even at the peril of their lives. Mr. Bella Ahu, president of Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), commended the sector Minister for his 1 million job initiative. To her, this is feasible because a satisfied customer will engage in repeat tourism and this in her view means return visit and further help build our brand and also create jobs.

There were also solidarity messages from the Ghana Tourism Authority, Ghana Tourism federation, representatives from the High Commission of Rwanda and Malta and Labadi beach hotel.

SOURCE: MOTAC PUBLIC RELATIONS

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