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General News of Monday, 2 December 2019

Source: 3 News

World Bank funds major Ghana tourism sites with $14m

The World Bank is supporting Ghana with $14million to develop tourist sites across the country, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority GTA) has said.

Akwesi Agemang told Francis Doku, host of Travel Pass Exclusive show on 3FM, Sunday, December 1 that a number of tourist sites in Ghana need to be upgraded as part of efforts to develop tourism in Ghana, hence the support from the World Bank.

“Currently there are about seven tourist sites which are ready for some touch-ups. This include Gwolu, Nkroful, Nzulezu, Salaga, Bonwire.

“Then we have what we call the clusters. We have developed the circuits, the four clusters. One is the Central [Region] cluster and that includes the museums within Elmina, Cape Coast, Asin Manso.

“Then we have the Ashanti [Region] Cluster from Lake Bosomtwi to Ntonso. Bosomwti is one of the big clusters we are looking at. Then we also have the Northern [Region] cluster where we are looking at Paga and Navrongo.”

Touching on the World Bank support, Mr Agyeman said: “Under the World Bank project that we are working on now sites development is one of the components.

“About $14million devoted to sites development and that will really go into uplifting and making sure that these sites are brought up to speed.”

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