The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has congratulated the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku on her appointment as Chairperson of the Leadership Taskforce of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
The appointment was announced at the first meeting of the Leadership Taskforce which took place on January 25, 2018 at the headquarters of the world body in Madrid, Spain.
The appointment is for two years. During the Minister’s tenure, Ghana will host the Regional Congress on Women Empowerment in Africa from November 25-27, 2019.
MUSIGA believes the Minister’s appointment is due to her fortitude and determination to place Ghanaian tourism on a pedestal. In this regard, the Union refers to a letter from the UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr Zurab Pololikashvili, which referred to her “valuable input and leadership at the meeting of the organisation and congratulated her on her unanimous appointment”.
According to the MUSIGA President Bice Osei Kuffour, Hon Afeku’s appointment to the leadership role in the world organization “is a demonstration of her dynamic leadership of her ministry which aims at offering opportunities for the players in the sector to excel.”
He added, “MUSIGA assures Madam Minister of our unalloyed support in effort to improve the fortunes of tourism and the creative arts in Ghana.”
Source: Beenie Words