Ghana, DR Congo to revive tourism agreement
The Government of Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo will soon revive an agreement that would enable the two countries to share experiences in the tourism sector.
The agreement, signed about 30 years ago, would promote the conservation of endangered species that are otherwise killed for game purposes.
DR Congo has a lot of baboons and other wildlife, which they battle to preserve and Ghana also believes in conservation, Mr Kwabena Akyeampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism, said when the Head of Mission for DR Congo, Ms Marie-Jean Wayikam Ukurango, called on him to discuss how to revive the agreement.
Mr Akyeampong said the agreement needed to be re-tooled and re-fashioned to be in line with present day needs and called for more collaboration between the two countries especially in the areas of language learning.
Ms Ukurango recalled that Ghana and DR Congo had a long standing relationship since the time of late President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and now that her country had re-opened its embassy in Ghana she would personally work to ensure that the two countries shared a lot of experiences especially in the tourism sector.
“I will make efforts to raise the level of French-speaking in Ghana through an exchange programme,” she said.