A Continental Peace Award was on Saturday 13th November, 2021 conferred on the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Hamat N.K. Bah by the Africa Tourism Board (ATB) during the Final Nationale Miss Senegal held at the Grand Theatre National Doudou Ndiaye Coumba Rose in Dakar, Senegal.
The award was received on behalf of the Minister by the Director General of The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute Mr. Daouda Niang.
The African Tourism Board (ATB) were impressed by Minister Bah’s unwavering commitment to the promotion and development of the Tourism Industry of Gambia, especially the way that Hon. Bah have gained the support of the People of The Gambia concerning his objectives in increasing the contribution of Sustainable Tourism Growth based approach.
Through this ATB award, the Board highlighted Minister Bah’s exceptional vision to turnaround the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had on this sector by reviewing the offerings of his country not only to further protect nature and diversity but also, to enrich the holidays experience of international travelers in The Gambia while supporting communities through social inclusion initiatives in Tourism.
“Your efforts and ability to generate ideas are highly laudable and will certainly serve in inspiring other countries in Africa and beyond,” noted the ATB.