The Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal on Thursday unveiled Asamoah Gyan as one of Ghana's Tourism Goodwill Ambassadors.
The Minister, during a short ceremony to unveil the renowned footballer, said Gyan had gained prominence over the world and it was important to appreciate him as a country and tap into his expertise and connections around the world to promote Ghana's tourism.
He said as a tourism goodwill ambassador, it was important for him to identify local tourist sites in Ghana patronize and advertise them to people both locally and internationally, to be attracted to them and visit them regularly.
“Be the light for Ghana's tourism. When you visit such places, portray good images about them and show to the world though your influential social media handles, for people to be encouraged to also visit, and it will have a great impact on the Ghanaian economy.”
Mr Gyan commended the Minister and government for reposing in him such confidence to be able to project Ghana's tourism in the global space.
He said as a footballer, he had gone a long way in his career to project Ghana to the world and would try his best to also showcase Ghana tourism in anyway.
Mr Gyan assured the Minister that he would not relent in his efforts to use his exposure and expertise to help portray Ghana's tourism destination globally not only to improve the local economy but also to make Ghana the preferred tourism destination in the world.
“I have been a very patriotic citizen of the nation, and this unveiling has come at a right time for me, and I am hopeful and ready to deliver to the admiration of all Ghanaians.”