President Alassane Ouattara has reappointed Siandou Fofana as Cote d’lvoire’s Minister of Tourism. His retention is seen as an expression of confidence by the President in the Minister who has already set the West African country’s tourism on a transformation course.
Some of the key undertakings of Fofana during his first term as Minister include the launch of the flagship ‘Sublime Cote d’lvoire’ project, which seeks to overhaul the country’s tourism landscape through ambitious projects and initiatives.
Fofana also led Cote d’lvoire to be admitted to UNWTO’s Executive Council as a member. Under his tenure, the country hosted the first-ever Global Tourism Investment Forum in Africa by UNWTO. In order to drive investments into Cote d’lvoire’s tourism, Fofana led a series of fundraising activities in Dubai in 2019.
He’s also helped to establish closer ties with UNWTO and Cote d’lvoire will be the global host of this year’s World Tourism Day on September 27th.