Source: GNA - Ms Lawrencia Siaw, a Lecturer of Culture and Tourism, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has emphasised the need for the nation to give priority to tourism research and development.
Source: GNA - A recent study has revealed that Ghana’s tourism has entered a phase of slowed growth and is also so structurally defective that it cannot create the desired number of opportunities to make the needed impact.
Source: GNA - Ghana will join the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) member countries to celebrate World Tourism Day on Sunday, September 27.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The Paramount Chief of Akwamu in the Eastern Region, Odeneho Nana Kwafo Akoto III, has urged traditional authorities to discourage the use of imported liquor in the performance of traditional rites.
He has, therefore, urged traditional councils across the country to rather use locally produced gin. According to him, the country’s liquor industry would grow and create opportunities for the unemployed youth if that was done.
Government had been urged to rehabilitate the original burial place of Ghana’s fist president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, at Nkroful in the Western Region.
A Tour Attendant at the mausoleum, Mr Stephen Tandoh, noted that, the renovation would not only boost tourism but project the image of the late President as well as the entire nation.
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Ghana celebrated the Founders day on Monday, September 21.
Source: GNA - The Chief Director of the Ministry of Culture, Creative Arts and Tourism, Nana Bright Oduro-Kwateng says given the minimum resources required to his Ministry, the tourism sector could generate three billion dollars annually.
He said with such funds Ghana would not need to go to the International Monetary Fund for support.
He said the country has many tourist sites and with little investments, could beat many of the most visited tourists’ destinations in Africa.
Source: GNA - Mr Gordon Nyamade, the General Manager of Anita Hotel, has called on the Ghana Tourism Authority to initiate measures for management of hotel facilities to promote local Ghanaian dishes in their menu.
He said when these measures are adopted, it would help in the drive to promote tourism through gastronomy.
The week-long Oguaa Fetu Afahye festival is celebrated, every year in the first week of September, in the Central region of Ghana.
It is also a celebration to the contribution of Asafo companies in the 18th and 19th centuries which culminated in the nation ‘s independence.