The New York University Africa House has honored Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts, Hon Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare for her leadership and dedication towards the promotion of sustainable tourism in Ghana at their inaugural Africa House Gala in New York.
The New York University Africa House-Partnership Award was held to reward partners of NYU who have played diverse roles in their pursuit of sustainable tourism in Africa and the world.
The Inaugural Gala brought together the academia, business leaders, opinion leaders, and politicians to celebrate the achievements of NYU/CTED.
The accompanying citation read ‘’ Your dedicated vision, leadership, and collaboration with Africa House over the years have been inspiring to NYU Faculty and students and the greater New York Community. We commend you for your significant service and achievements in developing and promoting sustainable tourism in Ghana, and hope our partnership will continue to grow in scope and have a long-lasting impact on the tourism sector and people of Ghana’’.
Receiving the award, Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare expressed her appreciation to NYU-Africa House for the recognition and dedicated the award to President John Mahama and the hard working staff of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts.
She said, the collaboration between Ghana and New York University -Africa House will go a long way to improve the lives of people who live in the rural community. She added that the vision of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts is to promote sustainable tourism for development.
She paid glowing tribute to Prof Nyarkoh, Director of New York University (NYU) Africa and his team for the enormous work they are doing in Kumawu. Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare said, their work will help in the promotion of tourism in Ghana and the partnership between Ghana and New York University Africa House grow even much stronger.
Other recipients on the night included the Kumawu Community, which was received by the queen mother Ms. Theresa Effia Atta, Ms Amran Hussein; parner Paul Weiss, rifkind, and Ms Alisa laGamma, PHD.
By: Kojo Bentum Williams