The Managing Director of GCB Bank PLC, Mr. Kofi Adomakoh, has given assurance of supporting the tourism sector of the Ghanaian economy toward realisation of the sector’s potential.
He said the tourism sector has the potential to rake in more funds for the economy, and that GCB will offer the necessary support to help the sector flourish and generate more jobs for Ghanaians.
Speaking during a courtesy call on management of GCB Bank PLC by the Executive of the United Kingdom-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) in Accra, Mr. Adomakoh said the bank will extend financial and technical support to individuals and companies operating in the sector to transform tourism business and activities in Ghana and beyond.
The meeting was attended by Steve Ababio and Gina Arthur, authors of the ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ tour-guides and notebooks, was a follow-up to the successful launch of the books and documentary in April this year.
Present at the meeting were Mr. Samuel K. Aidoo, Executive Director-Wholesale and Investment Banking; Mr. Eric Coffie, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer (CDMO); Mr Emmanuel Kojo Kwarteng, Head of Corporate Affairs; and Mr. Kofi Osei-Asibey, Executive Business Manager.
GCB Bank, in its commitment to promoting tourism and domestic businesses, partnered the UKGCC to launch tour guidebooks, photobooks and exhibitions designed to direct and give more information on Ghana’s waterfalls. The books and documentary launch was sponsored by GCB, Ghana’s largest bank.
Mr. Adomakoh stressed the need for stakeholders in the tourism sector to strategise in order to add value, promote and develop the tourism sector holistically.
The GCB MD noted that the partnership between Ghana and the UK has been consolidated over the years, and that the partnership between GCB and the UKGCC will help deepen the relationship for the two countries’ mutual benefit.
Mr. Sam Aidoo, on his part, said GCB has clear offerings for Ghanaians abroad and the tourism industry as a whole.
The Executive Secretary of UKGCC, Ms. Adjoba Kyiama, expressed appreciation to the management of GCB for maintaining a healthy relationship with the Chamber and also supporting tourism development.
She said tourism offers a wonderful opportunity for promoting business activities and services in Ghana and the UK.
A co-author of ‘Chasing Waterfalls’, Steve Ababio, announced that their work covered 29 waterfalls in a period of six months.