300 hoteliers improve their skills – BusinessGhana
The 300 attendees included managers, supervisors and front desk executives at hotels, restaurants, guest houses, chop bars, pubs and tourist attraction sites.
It was organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC).
GTA Regional Director Bono East, Mr. Joseph Appiagyei, in an address indicated that MoTAC and its outfit held the workshop to build the skills of industry players, to meet the standards and quality of services provided.
Appiagyei said attendees covered topics such as e-marketing, improving customer service, front desk skills, personal and facility hygiene, and health and safety of staff and visitors.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Techiman, Benjamin Yaw Gyarko, urged members of the hospitality industry to take advantage of the comprehensive Ghana CARES ‘Obaatan pa’ program to revitalize their businesses to ensure a sustained path of robust growth.
Mr. Gyarko noted that the GH¢100 billion fund was aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19
FROM KINGSLEY E.HOPE, KUMASI
The Association of Fashion Design Students from the Faculty of Vocational Education, Fashion and Textiles of Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Vocational Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has called on the government to invest more in technical and vocational training education (TVET).
The move, according to the association, would undoubtedly equip the students with the entrepreneurial skills needed to start their own businesses.
“TVET is the way to go because it can improve the unemployment situation in the country. My colleagues in the final year will graduate with the skills to start their own businesses and can even employ them,” said Mr. Philip Opoku Adjei, president of the association. said.
He was speaking to the media at the university’s annual fashion department fashion show and exhibition this weekend.
It was an opportunity for the department’s final year students to showcase their artistic creations to the general public for sale and aesthetic appreciation. pandemic to create a stronger, more resilient and transformed economy.
The MCE said that the government’s overall vision and medium-term priorities set out in the National Tourism Plan (PNT) had been prioritized under the three-year sector program.
Mr. Gyarko said the fund should provide investment and infrastructure development, marketing, improved supply chain links, capacity building of key tourism institutions and stakeholders and better coordination with the private sector.
“The interventions are expected to increase tourist arrivals, jobs in the tourism industry and the contribution of tourism to gross domestic growth (GDP) by 2% by 2023,” he added. The MCE expressed its gratitude to the ministry, the GTA and the hoteliers association for their efforts to revitalize the industry in the Bono East.
The General Manager of the Kintampo-based Grand Royal Diamond Hotel, Mr Japheth Elliott, on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the organizers for saving the industry and promised to put the skills learned to good use.