Ghana, US  vow to collaborate to promote tourism, arts, culture

Ghana and the United State of America have agreed to collaborate to promote Tourism, Arts and Culture among the two Countries.

This was the outcome of a meeting held in Accra on Friday between the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, and the US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer.

As part of the collaboration, the two countries would hold joint tourism fora in Ghana and US to help promote tourism potentials in Ghana.

Dr Awal said the US was an important market for Ghana in terms of tourism, and therefore urged the Ambassador to use her good office to help market Ghana as a potential tourism and investment destination.

He added that the launch of the Beyond the Return by President Akufo-Addo in 2019 had made Ghana the centre of attraction for African Diasporans, therefore Ghana was taking measures not to only attract tourists but torepeat tourist arrivals.

“Revampingsome tourist attraction sites such as the national museum after extensive renovation, renovating Nkrumah Memorial Park, renovation of both Cape Coast and Elmina Castle and the training of stakeholders in the tourism value chain to improve their customer care orientation,” Dr Awal added.

On her part, Virginia E. Palmer was happy with the development of Tourism in the Country and said Ghana was a very peaceful country which could be the hub of tourism in the West African sub-region.

She expressed her country’s willingness to partner the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to promote the sector as a way of creating jobs and wealth for the people.

By Times Reporter

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