Tourism Minister, Honourable Akua Sena Dansua has praised the Ghanaian international reggae icon, Rocky Dawuni for his immense contribution, through the platform of reggae music, at promoting Ghana in the international community.
She also discussed possible areas of collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism and the reggae star as well as his possible appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism in Ghana.
This was when Rocky Dawuni paid a courtesy call on the Minister in her office at her invitation in Accra.
Rocky Dawuni used the opportunity to brief the Minister on his new album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul”. He said the album was recently nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award in the United States for “Outstanding World Music Album” alongside luminaries Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Angelique Kidjo and Michael Franti.
He also informed the Minister that “Hymns” has also been nominated by the International Reggae and World Music Awards for “Best Music Album” and that Rocky himself is nominated for “Best African Artist.” The award event is to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on May 28, 2011.
The reggae Star indicated his preparedness to project and market the country’s numerous tourism potentials on the large international platform.
He said his global tours have enabled him to learn more about how other countries were branding and marketing themselves through tourism.
He suggested that Ghana uses its great assets, including soccer excellence, friendly people, and stable governance and economic environment to attract tourists and investors into the country.
Rocky Dawuni said if appointed as Tourism Cultural Ambassador, he would use his many networks worldwide to promote Ghana’s tourism industry, among others.
Source: Boakye-Boateng Prince