Some executives of the Events Vendors Association of Ghana (EVAG), on Tuesday April 20, 2021, paid a courtesy call on the new Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal at the Ministry.
Speaking at the meeting, team leader and President of the Association, Kate Hassan, expressed her profound gratitude for the engagement with Minister after his appointment by President Akufo-Addo.
According to her, the purpose of the visit was to welcome him officially on behalf of the Association and also introduce the existence of the Association to him, and assure him of their readiness to work with him to build a better events industry in Ghana.
She also explained how EVAG has played significant role in supporting Ghana’s events industry since its inauguration three years ago, and its plans and activities that are in the pipeline to enhance the sector.
The Head of Communications of EVAG, Richard Abbey, added that the time has come for a better collaboration with the Ministry to regulate the events space.
Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal was grateful for the visit, and expressed his readiness to work with the events sector to promote social domestic events.
He urged stakeholders in the events sector to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols, and also ensure quality and efficient standards in the sector, adding that the Ministry was ready to collaborate with the association.
He added that the Ministry and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), are putting measures in place to provide skills training for EVAG members.
The EVAG entourage that met the Minister comprises Kate Hassan (President), Cee Cudjoe (Vice President), Richard Abbey (Head of Communications), and Richmond Hagan (Head of Media Relations).