Chief Executive Officer of Royal Cosy Hotel in Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Mr Eric Johnson has urged newly crowned Miss Ghana, Margaret Mwintuur Dery to use her position to project the region and showcase it to the whole world as a worthy destination for tourists.
He sees Miss Dery’s crown as a major step to showcase the Region on the world map as the beauty queen hails from that part of the country.
Mr. Johnson CEO of the plush resort located in the Region praised the Diamond Jubilee queen for standing tall amongst some other 19 contestants who took part in the competition.
Although a new facility in the region, the Hotel is fast-gaining a lot of recognition in the tourist circles as it was part of the company’s that sponsored this year’s Miss Ghana event.
“We are happy to be part of the Jubilee celebration as launched by the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and as an institution that believes in the promotion of tourism we saw partnering this all-important event as a way to support and promote the Ghana@60 celebrations,” he said.
Congratulating Miss Dery, Mr. Johnson advised youth from the area to see the beauty queen as a role model and work hard towards achieving their dreams and aspirations as she has done.
As an entrepreneur who believes strongly in developing deprived areas, Mr. Johnson said, he decided to site the Hotel in Jirapa to create employment for the youth and also to help open the area to tourists to help boost the local economy.
“Government cannot do it alone; as such private sector participation is very important for national development,” he said.
Youth unemployment he said, was a major challenge confronting the nation as he promised to do more to shoulder government’s efforts toward fighting the challenge of youth unemployment.
Already the Hotel, popularly called ‘Jirapa Dubai’ has won an award from the Ministry of Tourism for its contribution towards the promotion of tourism in the Upper West Region.