The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) honoured the Grammy-winning rapper Okyeame Kwame at the National Tourism Awards, which were hosted at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) recently.
The honour was given in recognition of Okyeame Kwame’s dedication to and contributions to Ghana’s tourist sector, especially in the area of product promotion that is Made in Ghana.
He received a citation that said, “You are being honoured with this award for your consistency and enormous contribution in spearheading the purchase of Made-in-Ghana goods and services to promote the Ghanaian culture and national identity.”
“It is commendable that your unique fashion sense, which combines modernity and tradition, has encouraged young people in Ghana to wear Ghanaian clothing and to adopt the African Sartorial dress style.”
“Today, in honour of your contribution to Ghana’s tourism industry, the Ghana Tourism Authority has recognized your vision and granted you an honour.”
As a musician, Okyeame Kwame has led the way and made use of his position to encourage buying locally made products.
In keeping with the pledge, Okyeame Kwame promoted Ghana’s culture and legacy by releasing the Made In Ghana album in 2019.
The National Tourism Awards have worked to recognize and honor organizations and people who have made important contributions to the growth of Ghana’s tourism sector over the years.
Establishing high standards in service delivery among practitioners in the tourism sector, it was one of the GTA’s signature events when it was founded by the Ghana Tourism Authority in 1997.