Real name Desmond Blackmore, D-Black has rubbished that Actor John Dumelo and Radio Presenter Abeiku Santana fit best as tourism ambassadors than those appointed whose key responsibility is to use their influence to promote Ghana as a tourist destination over the next two years.
D Black also retaliated that their appointment has nothing to do with political affiliations as he and other apointees did not campaign for the ruling NPP..
The ‘Vera’ hitmaker said comparing the ambassadors to Abeiku Santana, John Dumelo and others isn’t right as they are not better than any of the ambassadors selected by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) because the organisation has an agenda which desire specific class of people to achieve its goals.
“Who is Abeiku Santana and who is John Dumelo? Every one of us have our professions, so the ministry decides the people they want to push our tourism agenda with. I don’t work with the ministry, I don’t work with the tourism authority, and I know for a fact that not everyone appointed tourism ambassador campaigned for the NPP. I didn’t,” D Black stressed.
D Black noted that, the GTA needs people who can push Ghana tourism far and the people selected are the right ones.
He urged Ghanaians to give the appointees the chance to prove their worth rather than comparing them to Dumelo and Abeiku Santana.
The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, last year unveiled 30 Ambassadors at a cocktail event to spearhead the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” campaign.
Catherine Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the aim of the Tourism Ambassador programme, was to partner influential persons to help drive tourism growth in and outside the country.
According to her, the programme is to enhance, develop and deliver destination management objectives and potentially help position Ghana as a tourist destination of choice.
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