The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), as part of preparation towards the African Cup of Nations tournament, is embarking on an exercise to check hygienic and security conditions at all hospitality facilities along the Accra-Kumasi route.
The Eastern Regional Director of the GTB, Mr. Sampson Donkor disclosed this at the opening of a three-day training programme for members of the hospitality industry in the region, organized by Cleaning Solutions Limited, an industrial laundry linked to the CAN 2008 tournament.
He said the move was in anticipation of spill over from Accra as it was expected that facilities would be stretched, so proper measures were being put in place
for the region to contain that situation.
The Regional Director therefore reminded members
of the industry to be conscious of the informed customers who use their services and adhere to the standards required of them.
He thanked Cleaning Solutions, for their contribution towards the CAN 2008 through the nationwide training programmes to equip members on modern scientific trends in the hospitality industry to meet standards.
Participants were drawn from all hospitality centres in the region, including chefs, stewards, housekeeping/room attendants, laundry operators and bar attendants.
The Industry and Laundry Manager of Cleaning Solutions Limited, Mr. John Obeng, said their aim was
to help make the CAN 2008 a success and to improve tourism in the county.
He said they had already been in four regions and would complete all the regions by the end of the year.
The Regional representative of the Company, Mr Fred Nyame, said the training sessions had been categorized into hotels, restaurants and Chop bars/drinking bars to get the needed impact.