Minister inaugurates GH¢340,000 Tourist Centre for Akwamu Traditional Council

Akua Dansoa - Minister of Tourism

Miss Akua Sena Dansoa, the Minister of Tourism, has inaugurated a GH¢340,000 Tourist Receptive Centre for the Akwamu Traditional Council at Akwamufie.

The facility would provide a one stop shop for information on the history of the Akwamu people, serve as a tourist centre where the relics of the Akwamu people would be displaced and as a creational centre.

Speaking at the opening, Miss Dansoa praised the Akwamu people and the Eastern Region for the role it had played in shaping the history of the country.

She mentioned the Boti Falls, the Aburi Botanical Gardens, the Tini Waterfalls, the Akosombo Dam and the Senchi Bridge as some of the cultural heritage of the Region.

“The Ministry is committed to adding value to the existing tourist attractions and helping to develop new areas such as the Dodi Island,” she said.

She said the Ministry had submitted a memo to cabinet on the redevelopment of the Eredec Hotel which used to be the pride of the Eastern region.

Miss Dansoa appealed to the District Assembly to develop a marketable proposal that would attract investment to Akwamu and also incorporate tourism  development in their annual plan.

“This act would, as we all know, has the capacity to generate funds for the district and create also employment in other sectors in the district for the youth,” she said.

Nana Kwafo Akoto 111, the Paramount Chief of Akwamu Traditional Area, expressed satisfaction with the construction of the facility as it would boost tourism in the area.

He said the people of Akwamu had a rich tradition and relics with some as old as 600 years which needed to be preserved.

Mr Jonson Ahiakpor, Asougyaman District Chief Executive, called for the formation of a council made up of the Traditional Council and the District Assembly to appropriately manage the facility for maximum profit.

Source: GNA

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