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“We are building a thriving tourism economy in Ghana” – President Akufo-Addo

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  The President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo says that his government since taking office in 2017 has implemented measures and initiatives that have resulted in building a prosperous tourism economy in the country According to President Akufo Addo we want to use tourism as an effective tool for economic transformation which will help create jobs and prosperity for people That is why the Government with the support of international partners is investing heavily in key tourist attractions which in turn will boost tourist arrivals this year and beyond Speaking at the formal inauguration of the Tema Branch of Hotel Alisa on Friday September 30 2022 the President indicated that the hotel sector is the third largest contributor to the country s GDP after cocoa and oil and gas representing two 2 out of every ten 10 jobs in the country Following the recovery of the hospitality and tourism sectors after the Government undertook some bold and decisive measures which saved lives livelihoods and businesses as well as through the global easing of restrictions COVID 19 President Akufo Addo told the gathering that the government has launched plans to build a state of the art hospitality and tourism training school in Accra The US 10 million 10 million facility will serve West Africa and provide customer service training to operators in the tourism and hospitality value chain When customers are happy and delighted they not only stay longer in hotels they also spend more and are likely to return in the future with family and friends Building the capacity of tourism actors is therefore important in our quest to be West Africa s tourism destination he said The President noted that the Government s focus over the next eighteen 18 months is to exploit Ghana s culture heritage history hospitality and beautiful natural scenery to attract tourists fun lovers and adventure seekers leisure in the hope of finding a unique experience in Africa In addition to the abundance of natural resources he affirmed that the Government has undertaken a product improvement plan where several tourist sites in the country are currently being remodeled These include the Aburi Botanical Gardens the Yaa Asantewaa Memorial Museum and the Kente Museum both in Kumasi This year alone some US 25 million 25 million is expected to be spent to enhance some of our iconic sites including the famous Elmina and Cape Coast Castles Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park the Mole and Kakum Parks and cultural museums in Yendi in the Northern Region Ejisu in the Ashanti Region Akropong in the Eastern Region and Ho in the Volta Region under the World Bank supported Ghana Tourism Development Project he said The President continued This Project worth a total of forty million US dollars 40 million is expected to position the tourism and hospitality sectors as key drivers of social and economic development Some of the benefits that the project is expected to bring are better access to the Ghanaian tourism market better provision of tourism products and services and upskilling of the workforce in the tourism arts and culture sectors
“We are building a thriving tourism economy in Ghana” – President Akufo-Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says that his government, since taking office in 2017, has implemented measures and initiatives that have resulted in building a prosperous tourism economy in the country.

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According to President Akufo-Addo, “we want to use tourism as an effective tool for economic transformation, which will help create jobs and prosperity for people.

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That is why the Government, with the support of international partners, is investing heavily in key tourist attractions, which, in turn, will boost tourist arrivals this year and beyond.” Speaking at the formal inauguration of the Tema Branch of Hotel Alisa, on Friday, September 30, 2022, the President indicated that the hotel sector is the third largest contributor to the country’s GDP, after cocoa and oil and gas, representing two (2) out of every ten (10) jobs in the country.

Following the recovery of the hospitality and tourism sectors, “after the Government undertook some bold and decisive measures, which saved lives, livelihoods and businesses, as well as through the global easing of restrictions (COVID– 19),” President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that the government has launched plans to build a state-of-the-art hospitality and tourism training school in Accra.

“The US$10 million ($10 million) facility will serve West Africa and provide customer service training to operators in the tourism and hospitality value chain.

When customers are happy and delighted, they not only stay longer in hotels, they also spend more and are likely to return in the future with family and friends.

Building the capacity of tourism actors is therefore important in our quest to be West Africa’s tourism destination,” he said.

The President noted that the Government’s focus, over the next eighteen (18) months, is to exploit Ghana‘s culture, heritage, history, hospitality and beautiful natural scenery to attract tourists, fun lovers and adventure seekers.

leisure in the hope of finding a unique experience in Africa.

In addition to the abundance of natural resources, he affirmed that the Government has undertaken a product improvement plan, where several tourist sites in the country are currently being remodeled.

These include the Aburi Botanical Gardens, the Yaa Asantewaa Memorial Museum and the Kente Museum, both in Kumasi.

“This year alone, some US$25 million ($25 million) is expected to be spent to enhance some of our iconic sites, including the famous Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the Mole and Kakum Parks and cultural museums in Yendi in the Northern Region, Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, Akropong in the Eastern Region and Ho in the Volta Region, under the World Bank-supported Ghana Tourism Development Project,” he said.

The President continued: “This Project, worth a total of forty million US dollars ($40 million), is expected to position the tourism and hospitality sectors as key drivers of social and economic development.

Some of the benefits that the project is expected to bring are better access to the Ghanaian tourism market, better provision of tourism products and services, and upskilling of the workforce in the tourism, arts and culture sectors.

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