Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has been honoured at the inaugural Africa House Gala organised by the New York University – Africa House (NYU-Africa House) in the USA, for her outstanding performance in Ghana’s tourism development.
In recognition of her role in introducing innovations, attracting tourists, whilst creating jobs for Ghanaians, the minister was presented with a beautiful plaque, whose accompanying citation read: “Your dedicated vision, leadership, and collaboration with Africa House over the years have been inspiring to the NYU Faculty, students and greater New York community.
“We commend you for your significant achievements in developing and sustaining tourism in Ghana, and hope our partnership will continue to grow in scope and have a long lasting impact on the tourism sector in Ghana.”
Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare showed appreciation after receiving the honour, saying, “I dedicate this award to the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Mahama and the hardworking staff of the tourism ministry,” and expressed the hope that the partnership between Ghana and NYU- Africa House would inure to the benefit of the people.
The minister thanked NYU-Africa House for their role in promoting Ghana’s tourism, acknowledging their work in Kumawu, in the Ashanti Region, which, she said, would go a long way to strengthen their relationship.
The gala, which was held to reward partners of the university who have distinguished themselves in the acceleration of the development of Africa’s tourism, also honoured the Kumawu community.
By Malik Sullemana