ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana and Kenya have
agreed to partner to strengthen tourism in their respective
This followed a meeting held between Ghana’s Minister of Tourism,
Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare and Kenya’s
Minister of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Mrs. Phyllis
Kandie at the ongoing International Tourism Exchange (ITB, Berlin)
"It's a great honour to work with Kenyan tourism stakeholders...We
are ready to share our experience and we hope we'll learn a lot from
you as we try to find ways to develop our hotel and Catering school
(HOTTCATT) in Ghana," noted Mrs Ofosu-Adjare, Ghana’s Minister of
Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
She added that Kenya has a rich tapestry of experience in the field
of tourism and hospitality, human capacity development and therefore
collaborating with them will only help strengthen and shape up
Ghana’s hospitality sub industry.
On her part, Kenya’s Minister of East African Affairs, Commerce and
Tourism, Mrs. Phyllis Kandie was happy about the collaboration of
the two countries to share knowledge on their strengths to develop
the tourism industry of the countries.
She added that one area Kenya is looking forward to enhancing
through the partnership is its cultural tourism. She believed Ghana
was very strong in that field of tourism and was leading a team from
her Ministry to Ghana to understudy Ghana’s model.