CRAG Promises To Offer More Efficient Services

Michael Sarpong (left) receiving the symbol of torch from Seth Yeboah Ocran


The newly-elected President of the Car Rental Association of Ghana (CRAG), Michael Sarpong has assured the public of the association’s readiness to collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the car rental industry in order to continuously offer efficient services.

Speaking at the swearing in of newly-elected Executives in Accra, he said, the collaboration with all stakeholders especially the security agencies will not only increase its patronage and growth but go a long way to boost tourism in the country.

“Collaborations with stakeholders remain pivotal to our endeavours and we are committed to working closely with the Ghana Police Service to address security related matters effectively.

“Additionally, we shall engage with the Insurance companies to develop specialised insurance packages for our members while engaging with government’s agencies on important issues to improve the rental industry,” he added.

The new executives expected to serve a four- year term include Michael Sarpong, President; Nii Ayittey Agyin Armah, Vice President; Daniel Garland, Organising Secretary; Samuel Darkwa, Treasurer and Emmanuel Kwasi Asare, Public Relations Officer.

Director at the Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Geoffrey Tamakloe for his part said the successes chalked by the Tourism sector in Ghana could not have been possible without the role of the Transport sector especially car rentals given the services rendered to Tourist upon entry into the country.

Deputy Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Ben Anane Nsiah commended the association for its contribution to tourism over the years.

He further assured the new Executives of the Authority’s preparedness to collectively work to address the problems facing them.

Acting President of the Ghana Federation of Tourism (GHATOF), and the chairman for the ceremony, Dr. Kwesi Eyison, said the role of car rental in the tourism industry was not just significant but transformative as “tourism serves as a powerful force that brings people together, fosters cultural exchange and fuels economies fuels economies”.


By Ebenezer K. Amponsah