The Tema golf club, in partnership with Ghana Tourist Development Company and it allied sponsors Universal Merchant Bank, Ghana Free Zones Board, State Insurance Company have launched the center of the world golf tournament at the Tema golf club to serve as a medium to promote the golf park as the center of the world.
The Tema golf park is situated on the main Greenwich meridian time lines, which makes it a very significant place worthy of marketing to the world, in simple terms, the world is divided on both the horizontal and vertical lines apparently Ghana is places at a strategic place which makes it the center of the world because the two lines meet at Ghana which is very significant and worthy of celebrating.
The Ghana Tourist Development Company as part of their strategy to market Ghana to the world has partnered with the Tema golf club; the idea is to develop the park into an internationally accepted golf park which can host world golf tournaments.
According to Mr. Kwadzo Antwi the CEO of GTDC, the company is determine to market Ghana globally as a tourist destination, “Tourism has become a major employer of people across the world and most countries are depending largely on tourism as a major contributor to GDP ” he said.
The decision of GTDC to partner the Tema golf club, the Presbyterian Church and the Tema port authority in order to attract international cruise vessels into Ghana and to celebrate our unique status as the center of the world is worthy.
The golf tournament is to serve as a curtain raiser towards the fulfillment of the broader vision of hosting global golf tournament at the center of the world which can attract big players like Tiger Woods and co. The tournament which will be held on the 12th May will be attended by the minister of tourism arts and culture as well as other major stakeholders and golf lovers.
Ms Bernice Boachie, the Business Development & Marketing Manager of SIC Tema area office, an official sponsor of the event said SIC is thrilled to associate itself with such a noble initiative and she confident of the commitment of her company to be involved in this annual event which seeks to promote tourism in Ghana she equally appealed to all golf lovers to participate in this event.
The general public is thereby invited to join GTDC and its allied partners to play and celebrate our unique status as the center of the world.
Source: Hospitality and tourism guide