In 2015 tourism and travel directly contributed a total of around GHC4.5 million (more than US $1 million) to Ghana’s GDP. This amounts to about 3.3% of national GDP.
Ghana’s meandering coast is dotted with numerous forts and castles. These monuments were built between the 15th and 17th centuries by early modern European chartered companies
They were initially used for trading gold and other commodities. After Ghana became enmeshed in the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1650 they were used as spaces to buy, torture and hold captured people before shipping them away from Africa.

Over the past three decades these landmark monuments have taken on another role. Ghana has developed a significant heritage tourism industry and the monuments have become tourist attractions. They particularly draw people of the original historic African diaspora.
The descendants of Africans who were captured and enslaved in the western Atlantic World return to the continent – and to the monuments – for a number of reasons. For many, it is a way to reconnect with their ancestry and find a sense of belonging in the African world. The memory of Africa can also be a source of strength, pride and identity.

Source: GNA - The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has vowed to stop all unauthorised operators in the hospitality industry.

Mr. Fredrick Adjei-Rudolph, the Eastern Regional Manager, said they were determined to ensure that acceptable standards were maintained.

The pledge comes on the heels of the closure of 16 hotels and hostels in the region by the Authority.

Source: GNA - As tourism gradually takes centre stage in the country’s foreign exchange earnings, one key touristic attraction that could rake in fortunes for the country but has been neglected is the Kulungugu bomb site.

Source: kasapafmonline. com - Students of Koforidua Technical University (KTU) are expected to hassle for hostel accommodations when school re-opens on February 10.

This is because the Ghana Tourism Authority in the Eastern region on Monday commenced closing down some illegal student hostels and Hotels in the region.

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Source: classfmonline. com - The Gh@60 celebration must be “modest” yet “elegant”, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.
Launching the anniversary committee at the Flagstaff House on Thursday, 26 January, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “The celebration of our 60th anniversary should be modest, it should take into account our financial circumstances but it also should be elegant and appropriate, we should live in a good feeling about ourselves.”

Situated approximately 30km south of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom, in a vast crater, Lake Bosomtwi the most expansive natural body of fresh water in Ghana. It is also the deepest, reaching a maximum depth of 80-100m, and 10.7km2 in diameter. Some people believe that the lake was created by a volcanic action and others say it was created by a falling meteorite causing a crater to be formed however piles of heavy rainfall over the years filled the crater with water causing the lake level to rise. 

The lake water size varies according to seasons in question, there are times it overflows it banks and other times the water level will be so low. The Lake houses fish verities such as endemic cichlid Hemichromis frempongi, and the near-endemic cichlids Tilapia busumana and T. discolor. Come let us go fishing in a traditional boat or canoe, an experience worth evoking.

Located in Bantama, popularly known among the dwellers of Kumasi as “Gee” is the Okomfo Anokye Sword Site. The term Okomfo is a twi terminology meaning the ‘traditional priest,’ who has been the greatest priest in the Ashanti tradition. The legendry traditional or fetish priest, Okomfo Anokye, is accredited to be the man who conjured from the skies, the much revered Golden stool of the Asante, which is said to have happened on a Friday. 

The Stool is supposed to “contain” the soul of the Asante nation. Okomfo Anokye was a very close confidante of the Asante monarch, King Osei Tutu. Historical accounts have it that Okomfo Anokye one day “planted” a sword in the ground, and told those present at the event that the day the sword would be uprooted, the Asante Kingdom would collapse. Numerous people over the years have tried to uproot the sword but all in vain. What a mighty legacy and magic left!

Mole National Park is By far the most popular tourist attraction in the northern half of Ghana is the. In terms of size, it is the largest national park in the country, found on a Savannah woodland ecosystem. The Park is located in the West Gonja District Assembly area of the Northern Region of Ghana and lies between Latitude 9° 12’ and 10° 6’ North and to Longitudes 1° 25’ and 2° 17’ West. The Park is about 146 kilometres or two hour’s drive from Tamale, the regional capital, and 15 kilometres from Damongo the district headquarters of West Gonja District Assembly.

Since 2010, the SABOLAI RADIO Music Festival has drawn acclaim for consistently putting the best and brightest artists on blast.

The festival features an energetic combination of internationally renowned headline artists and emerging music makers. 

The regional music celebration is church for Accra’s alternative music heads and grows high capacity crowds with each year.

The 2016 LineUp

From December 21 – 23rd, SABOLAI RADIO sets off with THE LABS – a series of film screenings, workshops and panels on music licensing, network development and resource mobilization methods for artists at the ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio Space in James Town (Brazil House, 2-9pm).

In pursuit of love, care and protection for one another in a foreign destination such as Canada, Ghanaians have formed various traditional and welfare associations to help themselves.


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