Deputy Tourism Minister Mark Okraku Mantey has tasked celebrities in the country to consider themselves ambassadors of tourism.
In a recent interview on the GTV Breakfast Show, Mr. Okraku Mantey indicated that seeing themselves as such will help people to know about the untold stories of some notable tourist sites in the country.
“Creative people must create not just music and films and even if it’s a film they must consider how to sell Ghana enough and we know some of them are shooting music videos in South Africa and other places abroad forgetting that they have a duty to sell Ghana,” he said.
He urges artists to shoot more of their music videos in Ghana particularly at some tourist sites to sell Ghana.
Mr. Okraku added that the country’s tourism is not complete without the complement of creative arts and culture.
He indicated that the ‘Year of Return’ initiative which was supported by the creative arts industry saw the highest patronage of Ghana’s tourism.
“The Afrochella, the Afronation, a taste of Ghana, almost all the events you saw were driven by the creative and the cultural people and so we should think in that direction,” he added.