The Upper West Regional office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) BBB has presented some personal protection equipment and other logistics to various players of the tourism industry in the region to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The items which included Veronica buckets, boxes of sanitizers, boxes of hand wash gel and disposable tissues were handed over to the leadership of the various associations as well as individual registered members operating under the Ghana Tourism Authority. The Hoteliers Association, Drinking Bar Operators Association, Chop Bar Operators Association and three tourist sites were among those present to pick the packages on behalf of their members.
The Upper West Regional director of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr Moses Ndebugri said GTA was only complementing the efforts of the individual operators and institutions to fight the deadly disease. “Government through the GTA is giving out these items to support what you are already doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19”, he said. Mr Ndebugri further added that routine surveillance by his office confirms that the various institutions are adhering to the precautionary measures. “All the Hotels, chop bars, restaurants and drinking bars we visited are following the basic precautionary measures such as provision and use of hand washing facilities, use of face mask, social distancing, among others.”
He therefore admonished leadership of the various associations to support the Ghana Tourism Authority in ensuring 100% compliance from their members.
Receiving the items on behalf of their members, leadership of the various associations aforementioned unanimously thanked the GTA for the gesture, but lamented over the quantity of the items vis-á-vis their members.
The GTA is however hopeful of more of such interventions in the coming weeks.