Wa — The Higher West Regional capital, Wa, was the house for the celebration of the 2022 World Tourism Day in Ghana on Tuesday as stakeholders joined patriots within the area to commemorate the day with a name on Ghanaians to patronise the nation’s vacationer websites.
The aim of the yearly celebration was to boost consciousness and the necessary function tourism performs inside the world and the big socio-cultural, political, and financial impacts.
Talking on the ceremony to mark the day, which had the theme – “Rethink Tourism” – Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Tradition, Mr Mark Okraku Mantey, stated this 12 months has been the most effective for the tourism trade as a result of swift restoration from the hostile results of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He talked about that the transition was doable due to the overall vaccination train which passed off across the globe to assist struggle the pandemic.
He talked about that Ghana was capable of obtain an exemplary feat which ensured that the nation was ranked first tourism vacation spot within the West African sub area and third in Africa.
“Ghana has seen important progress in arts, tourism and hospitality sector after the pandemic and a technique by which Ghana can rethink tourism was via the adoption of know-how to assist improve the tourism expertise “, he stated
The Deputy Minister underscored the significance of tourism to the financial system and appealed to people throughout the area in addition to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to speculate extra within the sector and in addition patronise the various vacationer websites within the area.
He stated the Ministry of Tourism was dedicated to sustainable and accountable tourism improvement and pledged the assist of the ministry to advertise tourism within the area.
He inspired the general public to reap the benefits of the quite a few jobs tourism provided to assist scale back unemployment within the nation.
The Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih used the chance to commend the Ministry and the Ghana Tourism Authority for bringing this 12 months’s celebration to the area.
He talked about that tourism within the area had developed over time, stating that websites such because the Wechiau group hippo sanctuary, Gwollu slave protection wall, Wa Naa palace, amongst others continued to draw vacationers to the area.
He inspired enterprise homeowners and stakeholders inside the tourism sector to associate with the assemblies and communities to drive home tourism, foster a tradition of journey and entice vacationers to the area.
Members on the celebration included heads of departments, members of the Regional Home of Chiefs and queen moms, college students and workers of different items beneath the Ghana Tourism Authority.