Ghana Tourism Authority has signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Organizers of Accra Weizo.
Chief Executive Officer, African Travel Quarterly, and organizer of Akwaaba Travel Market, Nkechi Uko disclosed in a statement in Lagos.
The MOU, according to him covers the joint organisation of a successful the Expo with the owners Akwaaba Travel Market. Accra Weizo has been organised in Ghana in the last four years, as the 2019 edition has been fixed for June 22, 2019 and June 23, 2019.
Uko said Ghana is the leading Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in West Africa and ranks number one in rating.
He said besides the rating, hosting Accra Weizo reinforces the positioning of Accra for MICE and Ghana for Tourism.
Weizo has successfully brought travel professionals from different countries to Ghana for Tourism Business. It is themed for Seamless travel in West Africa.
The Ag CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Akwasi Agyeman signed on behalf of Ghana and Mr. Ikechi Uko signed on behalf of Akwaaba Travel Market. “This Agreement offers Ghana an opportunity to help build up an already thriving platform into a bigger event.
We recognize the efforts and contributions of the organizers but we want the event bigger than it is and we believe it will bring more travel Professionals to Ghana” Mr Agyeman said. On his part Mr. Ikechi Uko thanked GTA for the partnership “It takes a man with a vision to see the power behind such platforms and move to take ownership of the project for the growth of Tourism in Ghana. I applaud the CEO and his team for this colloboration.
We expect that with the Goodwill of the Government of Ghana Weizo will grow bigger”. The agreement spells out roles by both sides and timelines to be managed by a Joint committee.