Inject more capital into tourism sector …Economist to govt

Professor Festus EboTurkson, an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana, is admonishing the government to inject more funds into the tourism sector of the Ghanaian economy.

According to him, the sector is labour intensive which provides more employment for Ghanaians and could accelerate the Ghanaian economy.

At the launch of the Engboxx raffle dubbed “Easter in Dubai”, Professor Turkson said the tourism sector and the agro processing sector provides opportunities to young entrepreneurs.

“In my recent research with my colleagues, we came to a conclusion that the agro processing and the tourism sector are sectors that need government support,” he said.

“People think it’s the government’s duty to do everything, but most countries these days are pushing for private public partnerships. So we have to also push more,” he added.

He also stated that the public and the private sector should collaborate more on making the tourism sector efficient and profitable.

He commended Engboxx, a software engineering firm for leveraging on tourism to promote businesses locally.

According to its Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amoah Yeboah, the company’s new rewarding scheme initiative is to partner corporate institutions to entice customers.

Engboxx is a firm of young and disruptive-thinking individuals, whose resolution is to pioneer a renaissance of technology development and delivery in Africa.

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