The Event Vendors Association of Ghana says as the COVID-19 vaccines continue to prove to be effective, it is confident that its members will be able to bounce back this year.
Speaking to Citi Business News, the President of the Association, Kate Hassan, was optimistic that event organisers would soon be able to make up for their losses since the outbreak.
“Things are getting better with their vaccines in place and everything, and we are really understanding how the pandemic works and how the corona works, it’s getting much better. We are being appraised on what to do and what not to do, so it’s getting better, and we are looking forward to a brighter future and a strong industry.”
The Vice President of EVAG, Cee Kudjoe, also urged her colleagues not to relax on insisting on the COVID-19 protocols at their various events to prevent another spike of the virus.
Some executives of EVAG spoke to Citi Business News on the sidelines of the launch of the Ghana Event Industry Conference (GEIC) 2022.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the introduction of some restrictions that were detrimental to various industries including the hospitality and tourism sector.
President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, banned all public gatherings, in his eighth televised broadcast to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
The ban was further extended until the end of May 2020.
The Event Vendors Association of Ghana was one of the groups of businesses that had bemoaned the massive effect of the ban on their business.
The group was particularly concerned about its members and clients who had already invested heavily in events scheduled for the period.
But with the nationwide rollout of the jabs, coupled with the easing of some of these restrictions, things are gradually returning to normal.