UMB headlining the “Ghana Center of The World” golf tournament
Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) will headline the third edition of the “Ghana Center of the World” golf tournament, from Thursday August 26 to Saturday August 28, 2021, at the “Center of the World Golf Club” in Tema ( formerly Tema Country Club).
The three-day golf tournament, organized by the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC), under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, is a tournament open to all golfers from Ghana and Africa from the west.
This year’s tournament, dubbed the “Version 3.0” edition, is part of a larger initiative by the ministry and its agencies (including the GTDC) to celebrate and establish the “Ghana as the Center of the World” brand.
GTDC was represented by the Deputy Director General Madame Akofa Dokosi, who was received by the Director General of the UMB Nana Dwemoh Benneh.
Nana Dwemoh Benneh, managing director of UMB, said in a statement that God has truly blessed Ghana with many natural wonders, including the fact that “we are the only country closest to the intersection of the equator. and the Greenwich meridian “.
“We are proud, as a Ghanaian bank, to support and collaborate once again with the agile and forward-looking GTDC in promoting tourism and the ‘Ghana Nation-Brand’ by leveraging this asset. national, ”he said.
He said so, their full support for this exciting golf tournament, structured to celebrate this unique attribute.
Nana Benneh said: “We see this initiative as a natural progression from the success recorded during the Year of Return, and in line with the vision adopted by the government to make tourism a major contributor to our GPD.”
Mr. Kwadwo Odame Antwi, CEO of GTDC, said “We are delighted that a Ghanaian bank, UMB, has seen the value of our strategy to develop the Ghana brand by leveraging attributes including our location”.
He said the research indicates the power of sports marketing in promoting national brands, and “we aim to develop this golf initiative to promote Ghana as the desired destination in Africa”.
He said “Under the auspices of our visionary Minister, we are continuing discussions with investors to transform the Center of The World Golf Club into a premier facility, on par with what is happening in Dubai, South Africa and in other major tourist destinations “.
The golf tournament is expected to attract over 100 professional and amateur golfers from West Africa as well as captains of industry.