The government of Ghana has made former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, a tourism ambassador for the country.
This emerges during the launch of his book ‘Legyandary’ on Saturday evening.
Speaking on behalf of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ibrahim Awal urged the striker to use his influence to promote Ghana to the rest of the world.
“We are conferring on you by the courtesy of the President, a tourism ambassador for this country. For the 2022 World Cup, we want you to be an ambassador,” he said.
“Use your experiences to promote Ghana. Ghana is not only the most beautiful country in Africa, it’s also the most attractive. Our sports legends help make Ghana the most popular brand in Africa. Asamoah Gyan, we start with you to lead the charge and make Ghana a very successful brand.”
Awal Ibrahim adorned Gyan with a ‘Beyond the Return’ sash and urged the player to help drive two million tourists to Ghana, twice the number that reportedly came into the country in the first year of the project.
“The President launched the Beyond the Return project in 2019 which led to over one million people coming to Ghana,” the Minister said.
“Asamoah Gyan, help us get 2 million people to come to Ghana this year as tourists.
Source: Modern Ghana