Govt To Unveil GH¢100M Tourism Enterprise Project – Awal Mohammed

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mohammed Awal has publicized that the government will be embarking on a project to canvass new tourism ideas from young people.

The sector minister made this revelation during his address at an editors’ forum held on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the Accra City Hotel, he said the project is geared toward infusing the interest in tourism in the young people and encouraging them to come up with innovative business models for the sector. 

“Next year we are going to launch a 100-million-cedi tourism enterprise project to encourage young people to give us projects on sustainable tourism,” he uttered. 

He also remarked that next year, the ministry will be training 6,000 youths along the tourism value chain. These beneficiaries will include cooks, security, and tour guides, among others. 

“One of our key problems in this country is customer care. I am sure when you go to the tourist sites even the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park you don’t see people share a lot in terms of customers orientation,” he implied.

According to the minister, the most significant thing in tourism is to lure people to repeatedly visit places, a reason they are conspiring approaches to make tourists formulate interest in continually coming to Ghana.

He counted that at present the average stay for visitors who come to Ghana is seven (7) days but the government intends to increase it to at least ten (10) days. 

Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu

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