Business News of Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Effective March this year, the African Sun Amber Accra Airport Hotel facility, sited in the Airport City, which boasts of 200 rooms, two different twenty-five (25) seating capacity conference rooms, a restaurant and two bars (one of them by the pool) will begin operations in Ghana.
This was disclosed by Snott Mukukumira (Group Technical Manager) Amanda Matema (General Manager), officials of the Hotel when they paid a courtesy call on Caretaker Minister of Tourism, Hon Akua Sena Dansua in her office.
Welcoming the officials, Hon Sena Dansua expressed her delight at the emergence of the popular African Hotel Chain in Ghana at this important time when the tourism sector is featuring high on Government’s development agenda. The Minister expressed the hope that the new hotel will introduce competition into the hospitality sector and by so doing improve quality service delivery and competitive hotel rates. She was happy that jobs would also be created for people and thus subsequently reduce unemployment and poverty in Ghana.
She entreated the owners and managers of the African Sun Hotel to be socially responsible, observe the country’s labour laws and also offer periodic capacity building training programmes to its staff.
Established in 1968, the Group then known as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, was part of Delta Corporation Limited but has evolved significantly from being just a Zimbabwe-based hospitality management company to a Pan-African entity. It currently has interests in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Ghana
According to managers of the hotel, they are committed to delivering according to its theme “Strengthening the Core for Growth”, a theme which seeks to align the Group to its vision which is “to be the benchmark hotel management company in Africa”. Its focus is therefore on service excellence, consolidating its portfolio to ensure optimum results from its operations as well as cost alignment in all its activities.
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS
MINISTRY OF TOURISM