The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) is to roll out a comprehensive training programme, to help equip drinking bar operators with the requisite management skills.

Mr Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Director of the Board, said this would bring some level of efficiency into their business operation. He was addressing the closing session of the second quadrennial delegates’ congress of the National Drinking Bar Operators Association in Kumasi, at the weekend.

The two-day meeting was held under the theme, “Strengthening the capacity building of drinking bar operators in tourism industry”, and was attended by 50 delegates from all over the country.Mr Sampson acknowledged the important role the association was playing in the tourism industry and urged members to ensure quality services to their customers.

They should also maintain acceptable standards of sanitation and honour their tax obligations. Mr Joe Acquah, Field Sales Manager of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Ashanti, said the company would continue to deepen its relations with the association. An 11-member national executive, with Mr Kwesi Anwuboh as President, was elected for a four-year term.

Nana Ampofo Kyei Baffour II, Asemhene who chaired the function, called on the members to maintain a strong bond of unity.

Source: GNA