Mr Seth Adjei Baah, President, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industries, has canvassed that the members in the hospitality industry to come out with innovative technique to generate electricity in order to survive their work.
Baah also lamented that a lot of hoteliers are going through challenges due to the power outages, hence the need for them to come out with realistic measures so that their businesses could survive.
He made this remarks during the launch of the maiden edition of the Annual National Hotels Awards slated for November 21, in Accra, and urged Ghanaians to endeavour to support the hospitality sector as it has contributed immensely towards the socio-economic development of the nation.
Baah who is the owner of Ramadan Hotel, located at Nungua also expressed his concern that most of the three to five star hotels in the country are owned by foreigners, and called for the implementation of the needed measures to ensure that local business men could also own top rated hotels.
He solicited that the awards committee to be transparent in their work and only give the honours to people who truly deserve them in order to make the scheme credible and acceptable to Ghanaians.
On his part, the former National President, Ghana Hotels Association, Nana Barima Adjei Twinin 1, appealed to corporate organisations, especially hotel owners across the country to support the award scheme through sponsorship.
He hinted that the Association which was formed 40 years ago with about 20 members, could currently boast of about 1, 0000.
The awards which are in all 24 categories include the Hotel of the Year, Human Resource Manager of the Year, Regional Chairperson of the Year, Long Serving Staff of the Year, Food and Beverages Manager of the Year.