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V/R: Teach tourists Ewe to promote our culture – Dzifa Gomashie

Former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Dzifa Gomashie has called on workers in the tourism and hospitality industry in the Volta Region to promote the cultural heritage of the region by encouraging visitors to learn the basics of the Ewe Language. She suggested exposing tourists to the artifacts that identify the uniqueness of the region. Madam Gomashie was speaking at an ...

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Marian Ansah writes: Save Ghana’s tourism industry from collapse

Countries that recognize the crucial role tourism plays in economic development are constantly developing strategies to remain relevant in the industry. This doesn’t however hold true for Ghana, as key stakeholders in the tourism sector have failed to show commitment towards the industry over the years. It was an entirely different situation in the 1980’s down to the 2000’s when ...

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Children’s playground opened at Kakum National Park [Photos]

A children’s playground has been opened at the Kakum National Park in the Central Region. The aim of this new branch of the national park, is to help diversify its tourism potential and serve as the perfect place for children who visit the park to play, learn and interact with nature. It was launched by the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust ...

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3 regions of the North least patronized by tourists – Report

Domestic tourism was lowest in the three regions of the North of Ghana in 2015, a report by the Ghana Statistical Service has shown. Together, the Northern, Upper West and East regions controlled only 12.1 percent of domestic tourism as at 2015. As a result, industry watchers have appealed for intensified efforts to attract more tourists and open up the ...

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Catherine Afeku’s four-day tour to Western Region in pictures

The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Ablema Afeku and her deputy, Dr. Iddris Ziblim as well as other technical members of the ministry embarked on a four day tour of some potential tourists sites in the Western Region. The mission was to check these sites and identify ways with which they could be developed. The minister, who ...

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Catherine Afeku visits tourist sites in Western Region

The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Ablema Afeku and her Deputy, Dr. Ziblim Iddi ,as well as other members of the Tourism Ministry, are on a four-day working visit to the Western Region, touring heritage sites and other tourist sites in the region. Mrs. Catherine paid courtesy calls on the Western Regional Minister and the Paramount Chief ...

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Volta Region gets global exposure through photography

The Volta Region is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s prime tourism gold mines which has the potential to transform the economic fortunes of its people and the nation as a whole. The region holds untapped tourism potential of Ghana which when properly harnessed could put Ghana on the map as a ltourist destination in the world. A bird eye view of the region ...

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Gov’t must probe Kintampo falls disaster – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has called for a thorough investigation into the Kintampo Waterfalls disaster which has left at least 19 persons dead and 22 injured. In a statement extending commiserations to the bereaved and injured persons, the Minority urged government to “diligently carry full-scale investigations into the Kintampo Waterfalls incident and make the findings public.” A safety audit of all tourists ...

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Catherine Afeku pledges to boost domestic tourism

Minister Nominee for Tourism Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku intends devising several initiatives to boost domestic tourism in the country. “We are all in agreement that domestic tourism is not an area of focus for the nation so I have come up with a domestic tourism initiative that we intend to start at the Ministry once given the nod ...

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Arts significant employment avenue for Ghana’s youth – Minister

The Minister of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare says the arts industry in Ghana is creating significant employment for the youth and contributing greatly towards the country’s economic growth. She said, many youth have taken full-time jobs in the arts due to prospects in the industry in the country. “Many arts markets have sprung up in many parts ...

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