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Sierra Leone’s Tourism Minister in the running for prestigious Africa-investor Tourism Award

Sierra Leone’s Tourism Minister in the running for prestigious Africa-investor Tourism Award

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment research and communications group, today announced that the Hon. Hindolo Sumanguru Trye, Sierra Leone’s tourism minister, will join six other Africa ministers on the shortlist which could see the Honourable Hindolo Sumanguru Trye win the coveted Africa investor (Ai) African Tourism Minister of the Year Award.

The winner’s name is contained in a shortlist and will be announced by Africa investor, a leading international investment research and communications group, at its annual Tourism Investment Summit Awards ceremony.

Other Ministers shortlisted in the African Tourism Minister of the Year Award category include:

  • Hon. Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Tourism, Ghana
  • HE Catherine Namugala, Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Zambia
  • Hon. Eng W Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Hon. N. Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia
  • Hon. Shamsa Mwangunga, Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
  • Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Uganda

Commenting on the Awards, Prof Geoffrey Lipman, Special Advisor to the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). “These awards are Africa’s only initiative designed to recognise the achievements of those businesses, governments, organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of sustainable tourism investment in Africa,” 

The Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony on February 16 at the Rainbow Towers Hotel and Convention Centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe. It will coincide with the Africa Investor Tourism Investment Summit 2010 the 15-17 February at the same venue.

Commenting on the shortlist, the Vice Chairman of African investor, Hubert Danso, said that sub-Saharan African travel and tourism capital investments was estimated at US $20.4 billion in 2008 and by 2018 should reach US $42.6bn. “As in any region, travel and tourism acts as a catalyst for construction and manufacturing and these Awards will recognise those organisations pioneering such projects,” said Mr Danso.

The highly competitive Tourism investment Awards received entries from leading African groups in the following categories:

  • Tourism Investment Programme of the Year 
  • Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA) of the Year 
  • Hospitality Management Team of the Year 
  • Sustainable Tourism Investment of the Year 
  • Best Initiative  Facilitating SME Tourism Investment 
  • Hotel Investment of the Year 
  • Tourism Investment Advisor of the Year 
  • Business Airline of the Year 
  • TI 2010 – Legacy Investment of the Year 
  • Tourism investor City of the Year

About Africa investor
Africa investor is a specialist investment communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai Index Series Summit & Awards and the Africa investor Infrastructure Projects Summit & Awards. www.africa-investor.com
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  • Big brother,i have never doubted your ability.You are the right person to change our tourism Ministry.Your appointment by the president is a step in the right direction.
    Kudos to you big brother.

    14th February 2010
  • Kudos to GURU,Brother keep up the hard work and may our good lord keep blessing you

    6th February 2010

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