ATWAG introduces an insurance policy for its members and unveils a new logo
The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is embarking on a revival.
The Association organized a program dubbed ATWAG Brand Refresh on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Alisa Hotel to define strategies to make it more dynamic and attractive.
In his speech, ATWAG President George Quaye noted that he is dedicated to making the group more impactful in the arts, tourism and culture space.
As part of his plans, he announced that ATWAG will have a collective welfare policy with Star Assurance.
“We cannot continue to rely on friends and band members when the unexpected happens. We must take charge of our own fortunes and mitigate the negative effects that an unexpected event might throw us into.
“This is what inspired us to negotiate a new insurance policy with GROUPE STAR ASSURANCE. They will share the policy with us and I hope we will all sign because from tonight ATWAG will no longer pay out money to support members especially in the event of death,” George Quaye noted.
The policy has four slots for each ATWAG member, spouse (if applicable), two parents or parents-in-law. You can also designate a parent.
He also announced that the group is ready to collaborate with creative industry institutions, including the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Mr. Quaye intends to introduce the game as a means of leisure, socialization and networking.
“Additionally, we will also be launching ‘ATWAG GAMES’ to help alleviate issues of writers’ block, a lack of creativity, inspiration, drive, and most importantly, to bring our members together in fun activities while sharing ideas, nurturing relationships and strengthening for Mother Ghana,” he added.
A new logo for ATWAG was also unveiled during the program.
There were performances by singer Awura-Ama and poet Nana Asaase.
Also present at the ATWAG Brand Refresh event were Nanabenyin Dadson (Former Editor of Graphic Showbiz and Head of AUCC Journalism), Engineer Dr. Ken Ashigbe (CEO of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber), Mark Okraku Mantey (Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture) and Socrate Safo (chairman of the board of directors of the film classification committee).
Others were Kwadwo Antwi (CEO of Ghana Tourism Development Company), Akwasi Agyemang (CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority) and Palgrave Aboagye Danquah (Government Spokesperson for Governance and Security) who represented the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah.
The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian writers/journalists and media professionals.
ATWAG seeks to promote reporting on arts, tourism and culture in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and welfare of its members.
ATWAG also aims to promote cooperation and collaboration between its members and actors in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.