Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, has called for the promotion of tourism within the African continent.
She said regional tourism was key to the development of the sector on the continent.
The Minister made the call when the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Mrs Lulama Zingwama called on her at the Ministry.
“Ghana and South Africa should put in measures to encourage and promote travel between the two countries,” she Mrs Ofosu-Adjare said.
She encouraged South African investors to explore the opportunities that existed in Ghana especially in the tourism sector for mutual cooperation.
Mrs Ofosu-Adjare commended South Africa for the improvement in their visa regulations and expressed optimism it would boost tourism in the country.
Mr Lulama Zingwama said Ghana and South Africa had very good relationship in the area of tourism and culture; hence much was needed to improve on the already existing connections.
She said as a former Minister of Culture, she was keen on seeing both countries collaborate in sharing knowledge and organizing events which would solidify the relationship between the two countries.
She was full of praise for Ghana’s tourism offerings especially the arts, culture and the hospitality of the Ghanaian people.
Mrs Ofosu-Adjare earlier conferred with the Mexican Ambassador to Ghana to explore cultural cooperation between the two countries.
This was the second of time such meeting, following one last year.