Miss Tourism Ghana 2013, Jessica Jemila Kawra, who will be launching the “Saving the environment through recycling” project, has said, environmental cleanliness has become a very critical issue in Ghana which could affect the tourism fortunes of the nation.
According to her, it is possible that Ghana will become the least destination site for tourists and the country’s goal to make tourism the number one income earner will go down the drain.
The project seeks to sensitize the youth on the effects of bad practices on the environment and on tourism as well.
It is also to teach the youth how to be creative with recycling material.
“Ghana has historically attracted a lot of tourists largely due to her role in the slave trade and the many useful tourist sites dotted across the country. However, we stand to laugh at the wrong sides of our mouths if we do not take the management of the environment and these tourist sites seriously”, she said.
Miss Kawra made the remarks when she paid a courtesy call on the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin.
The Okyehene on his part expressed his disappointment with the poor management of the environment and the bad practices of Ghanaians.
The Okyehene Foundation has been one of the active organizations which has over the years embarked on a series of activities aimed at curbing the fast rate of environmental neglect.
As an environment ambassador himself, the Okyehene said he would support Miss Tourism Ghana’s project in any way he can.
The project will be launched on September 4. The “Saving the environment through recycling” project is supported by Kenpong Travel and Tours, Airtel Ghana and Holiday Inn Hotel and the Ministry of Tourism.
Source: Miss Tourism Ghana