Still basking in the ongoing euphoria on the victory of the Senegal’s Teranga Lions clinching the AFCON trophy and dominating the Pharaohs of Egypt as well as the emergence of His Excellency, President Macky Sall as the new Chairperson of the continental umbrella body, the African Union, Senegal has paced into another joyous mood as the amiable and charismatic Hon. Faouzou Deme, the Advisor to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of Senegal, became the country’s Ambassador for the prestigious Pyne Awards.
This can only call for more celebrations in Dakar as a “triple celebration” according to the Chairman of African Tourism Board, Hon. Cuthbert Ncube who expressed his excitement at the glorious time that Senegal is witnessing.
“As our beautiful West African country of Senegal started the celebration of His Excellency, President Macky Sall who became the AU’s Chairperson, which was consolidated with a big gift of clinching the African Nations Cup trophy by the Teranga Lions of Senegal from Egypt, which has now assumed another dimension that calls for more celebrations with the appointment of Hon. Amb. Faouzou Deme as the Ambassador of the prestigious Pyne Awards”.
“As usual, ATB celebrates Senegal in this joyous period and we see this as a victory for Africa, having perceived the level of solidarity across the continent. It has been pointed out severally that, this is the time for Africa and it is imperative to leverage on the influx of the achievements coming our way from Senegal to Zimbabwe and Egypt to Eswatini,we must continue to celebrate our unity through our victories”,Ncube encouraged.
In his own response, Amb. Deme, thanked the generality of Africans and in particular ATB members for the love showed to his country ever since the announcement of President Sall’s new role at AU, up to the victorious strides of the Teranga Lions and down to the his own Ambassadorial appointment by Pyne Awards.
“Thank you to everyone, to all Africans, in particular the members of ATB for this solidarity. This shared joy reflects the letters of nobility of tourism which promotes integration and inter-municipality and unity”. “In the name of all Senegalese and in my own name, I thank you and congratulate you because in the end we have all won. It is Africa at the head, of which today finds President Macky Sall as President-in-Office of the African Union”.Deme expressed.
Senegal is one of the strongest economies in the West African sub-region with so much tourism destinations of great potential adorning the landscape of the giant Franco-phone country with a relative better standard of living within the region.
However, the current status of Senegal would make the country a cynosure and reveal the enchantment the more for would be tourists and business minded individuals, thereby proffering that ability and potential to leading Africa out of challenges, hence assuming primus inter pares within the tourism space and among her peers.