Peace FM’s Nana Yaw Kesseh descends on Tourism Authority


Host of The Platform political programme on Peace FM, Nana Yaw Kesseh has described as ‘shameful’, a statement issued by the Ghana Tourism Authority granting the hospitality industry permission to reopen for business.

The GTA on Wednesday issued directives, asking drinking bars to begin operation contrary to an earlier directive by the president that such businesses should remain closed.

The directives from the GTA were later reversed by the Tourism Ministry with a counter directive ordering drinking bars to remain closed.

Nana Yaw Kesseh, popularly known as the ‘Cardinal’ speaking on his show wondered why the GTA will issue such a statement contrary to the President’s directive.

“Very shameful…the President says drinking pubs are closed; even churches are closed…as a government appointee, this is not the time to explore …no one can tell me this letter is a mistake. It’s about time people are held accountable for their actions…Minister, we want you to take action because it is one too many,” he urged.

He further indicated that the second letter written by the Ministry of Tourism is ‘an afterthought’.