The representative of the President at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and MP for Sekondi, Hon. Egyapa Mercer has underscored his interest in ensuring the creative arts space is made more vibrant.

 

The Chief Director and staff of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture were among the staff in the Civil Service who were honoured at the 2024 Civil Service Week for excelling in their line of duties in an assessment done for the 2023 period. The ceremony was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday 3rd May 2024.

 

 

Hon. Egyapa Mercer received a delegation from the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) led by the Board chair, Mr Rex Owusu Marfo(RexOmar) at the Ministry on 30th April 2024.

 

 

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) launched the 2023 Tourism Report on Monday, 29th April 2024 at the Accra Tourist Information Centre.

 

Clean-Up Exercise at the Ministry’s Enclave as part of the 2024 Civil Service Week celebrations.

 

 

 

The Tourism Society of Ghana called on the Minister-designate for Tourism at them Ministry along the lines of tourism promotion in Ghana.

Tourism Society of Ghana (TOSOGHA) is a non-profit organisation set up in 2006 with the core objective of promoting tourism amongst the youth in Ghana, and has since worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority and partners such as the Ghana Education Service in the promotion of domestic tourism.

 

 

Minister-Designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture and Member of Parliament for Sekondi, Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer has lauded the unwavering commitment of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and its partners for the challenging work, in promoting tourism in Ghana; evidence of its growing space since The Year of Return in 2019.

 

Minister-designate at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer has stressed on the need for effective collaboration and unison in the dispensation of the duties of the agencies under the sector. He made these remarks when he met the Board Chairpersons of some agencies under his designated sector on Tuesday 16th April 2024 at the Ministry.

 

The 2024 Easter Paragliding Festival was held at Atibie in Kwahu from 29th March to 1st April 2024. The event has over the years flown thousands of people and given them memorable experiences. Activities for the 2024 edition included tours, hiking and adventure options available for people to explore. Seasoned Pilots from the United States of America, Germany, Peru and Japan were invited to fly hundreds of people during the four-day event.

 

 

 

A day’s workshop was organised on 12th December 2023 at the Hilton View Hotel, East Legon by the National Folklore Board bringing stakeholders from the Ghana Heritage Committee, Regional Heritage Ambassadors together with other stakeholder agencies to review a report that had been compiled for submission to UNESCO as part of requirements for the Africa Regional Reporting for the 2003 Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture joined corporate organisations worldwide to celebrate Customer Service Week and climaxed it with a  half-day training for staff.  The training was held on 5th October 2023 at the Exhibition Hall of the National Theatre of Ghana. The purpose of the training was to create awareness of the importance of teamwork in helping to achieve excellence in the delivery of services to the public by the Ministry

 

 

A twenty-member Committee to review Ghana’s Cultural Policy of 2004 was inaugurated in Accra at the Central Hotel on 22nd August 2023. The initiative seeks to help redefine and reinforce Ghana’s cultural landscape, such that it can pave the way for a more prosperous and culturally vibrant Ghana. The effort also seeks to preserve and promote Ghana’s rich cultural heritage.

 

The Ghana Tourism Authority has donated relief items to the Nzulezu Community in the Western Region on Thursday, 29th June, 2023. The items were donated through the Western Regional office on behalf of the Board.

Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon.  Mark Okraku Mantey leads in the planting of trees to commemorate Green Ghana Day at the Ministry.

A stakeholder consultative meeting for the Entertainment industry was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and attended by prominent personalities from Ghana’s Film sector to interact with representatives from the Cultural Department of the United States Embassy in Accra on Wednesday 10th May 2023.

350 Millon Cedis Spent on Product Development in the Tourism Sector

Eric Donaldson, Roc-Riva and Hands Across Africa team pays courtesy call on the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey

2022 Civil Service Week Celebration. Exhibition by the ministry and agencies of the ministry