Ghana looking to aggressively promote tourism


In order to re-ignite interest in Ghana’s tourism sector, the country’s Minister-Designate of Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts, Catherine Abelema Afeku told the Parliament that she will aggressively promote a unique Ghanaian brand of tourism both locally and internationally.

Afeku said that if approved, she would ensure that the Ministry would collaborate with other Ministries and the private sector to rehabilitate tourism infrastructure in the country, including road networks to tourist sites to boost domestic and foreign patronage.

This will increase the country’s tourism revenues which currently ranked as the fourth largest source of foreign exchange earnings for the country, she stated recently while addressing the Parliamentary Appointments Committee during the vetting of her appointment.

Afeku, who is the Member of Parliament for Evalue/Gwira/Ajomoro in Ghana’s Western Region (Province), said that the Ministry would collaborate with the National Commission for Civic Education to re-orient citizens on the unique Ghanaian cultural values so that Ghanaians would continue to exhibit their hospitable nature to foreign tourists.