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Tourism Authority seeks PPP arrangement to boost patronage 

Mr Moses N. Ndebugri, the Upper West Regional Manager of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has called for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) to boost numerous tourism activities and help standardise the industry in the region. It is expected that PPP collaboration with GTA would help achieve a common goal and improve standards of …

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Ghana’s tourism sector earned $2.2m in 2015

Professor Felix Adebayo Adekoya, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, said the tourism sector is Ghana’s fourth largest foreign exchange earner, fetching the country $2.2 million in 2015. The figure represents 4.8 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He said the industry was …

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Tourism holds key to economic transformation – Minister

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called for increased support and investments to grow the sector. She indicated that the Ministry was working to develop appropriate policies and administrative structures that can propel the growth of the industry as a major pillar for socio-economic …

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Culture, Arts and Traditions peak at Pre-NAFAC durbar

A master-piece of unique Ghanaian Culture, Arts and Tradition marked this year’s Central Regional edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) held last Saturday at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region. The programme in the form of a durbar, served as a …

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Nationwide training programme for tour guides ends in Accra

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has said that the Ministry in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority is in the process of finalizing regulations for tourist sites and attractions. This, she said, would go a long way to improve industry standards at the sites and …

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President cuts sod for construction of Tourism Project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed the ceremony to mark the official start of construction works on the Elmina Heritage Bay Tourism Project. The project is designed to improve the immediate surroundings of the Elmina Castle to enhance visitor experience. It comes with a reception facility, a reverential garden, …

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Cycling competition to mark world tourism day in Kwahu

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), in partnership with the Ghana Cyclist Association, will organise three Cycling Competitions dubbed “King of the Mountain” as part of the UN World Tourism Day Celebrations on Saturday, September 28, 2018, at Kwahu. The Cycling Competition forms part of the side attractions of the World …

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Government to boost creative arts industry – Minister

Madam Catherine Afeku, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, has said, the music and creative arts, are lucrative industries and the government was ready to create the enabling environment for players to thrive and contribute their quota to national development. She appealed to artistes in the industry to use …

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Shares in home-based carrier may be floated on GSE – Minister

Mr Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, says the Ministry would explore the possibility of floating shares in the soon to be established home-based carrier on the Ghana Stock Exchange. He said while government had not decided its percentage of shares in the carrier, it was looking at between 10 …

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Sekyere-Kumawu Assembly to rake in revenue through tourism

The Sekyere-Kumawu District Assembly in Ashanti, is developing the Temante Waterfalls in the District, to generate income for the development of the area. Located four kilometres away from Kumawu, the district capital, the Assembly is harnessing the tourist potential of the beautiful natural resource embedded in its pristine landscape environment, …

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