The Minister of Information, Mrs. Zita Okaikoi on Friday called on Ghanaians, especially residents of Cape Coast to do away with their differences and unite for the visit of the US President, Barrack Obama.
She reiterated that Ghana is privileged to have the first Black-American President visiting, stressing that the event would have a long term impact on the country and the region in particular.
Mrs. Okaikoi made the call, when she visited Cape Coast to ascertain preparations for the visit of the President, slated for July. She said the visit of the US President, would go a long way to boost the tourism industry and the economy in general, adding that Mr Obama is expected to make a major policy statement on Africa.
Mrs. Okaikoi asked players in the tourist industry to endeavour to improve upon their services to attract more tourists and investors into the country, adding “we cannot compromise on quality.” She called on the people to keep their surroundings clean. Mrs. Okaikoi said a number of committees were in place to prepare for the visit.
The minister also visited the various media houses in Cape Coast including the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Information Services Department, Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Times, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Yes FM, and Coastal Television, a community television station. She urged the media house to intensify public education on the visit of President Obama.
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