1.2M Tourists Predicted In 2023, 150,000 Jobs To Be Created In Tourism Sector – Ofori-Atta

The Akufo Addo-led administration has disclosed strategies to work closely with the private sector to enhance key tourist sites and events as part of the Beyond the Year of Return initiative.

According to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, the government has made substantial progress towards attaining 1.2 million visitors for 2023 with 150,000 jobs along the value chain, 2 million foreign visitors and 1.5 million in domestic tourism by 2025.

Submitting the 2023 Mid-Year Budget Review, Mr Ofori-Atta mentioned that the motion is part of measures to make tourism attractive in the country and generate more revenue for the country


To make Ghana the Tourism Hub for West Africa, the Finance Minister said the Domestic & Regional Tourism Campaign, dubbed “Experience Ghana, Share Ghana” was heightened across the country by the government.

“Our goal is to complement this campaign, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, which was redeveloped and modernised with support from the World Bank and other development partners, was commissioned by President Akufo-Addo on 4th July 2023. The redeveloped park will boost domestic and heritage tourism and is expected to attract over 1 million tourists annually”, he clarified.

He also uttered the government will proceed with the redevelopment of Aburi Botanical Gardens, Salaga and Pikworo Slavery Camps and Yaa Asantewaa Mausoleum to boost domestic tourism.

Similarly, in partnership with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), efforts will proceed to refurbish selected Forts, Castles and Museums across the country.

© 2023 • story by Edem Latsu Nukafu
Writer’s email:edemlatsu093@gmail.com

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