Executives and some members of the Women in Business and Tourism were earlier today at the Ministry of Business Development to pay a courtesy call at their offices.
The visit was also to advance talks on collaboration between the two entities to help boost women entrepreneurship initiatives and activities.
Leading the visiting delegation was its President, Eunice Ogbugo who introduced the Women in Business and Tourism to the Chief Director at the Ministry. She said as an organization that seeks to empower women to become change makers in their fields of endeavours especially within the tourism business space, they are constantly looking for partnerships with key ministries to help further their cause.
She said there are lot of initiatives the organization has put in the pipeline to promote women businesses and tourism within and outside of the country. Madam Ogbugo expressed appreciation to the Ministry and by extension the President for creating an autonomous ministry to cater for the needs of business growth and development in the country.
Chief Director of the Ministry who received the group, Alhaji Hafiz Adam expressing his delight at delegation for their courtesy call said his outfit is always looking for formidable groups such as the Women in Business and Tourism to collaborate with and extend their support to.
He urged the organization to take advantage of the many business development programmes the Ministry is spearheading. He added that the Ministry’s doors are open to the group to explore any collaboration that inures to the benefit of their objectives.
The Women in Business and Tourism is an association of women entrepreneurs with the common goal of creating business linkages through strategic partnerships, networking, investments and other business undertakings both within and outside of Ghana.
The organization continues to firm up partnerships with key government ministries including, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Gender, Children and Social Protection, Trade and Industry and Business Development.
The local chapter will officially be launched on June 27, 2019 with the African chapter set for November this year as part of the maiden UNWTO Women in Tourism Summit in Ghana.
By: Samuel Obeng Appah