President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said his government is doing everything in its power to make the country’s tourism sector exciting enough to attract more tourists.
In light of this, he said, efforts are in place to renovate a number of tourist sites, including Cape Coast and Elmina castles.
Despite the huge potential of the Ghanaian tourism sector, most facilities in the sector are in worrying states. Others too have their road networks in deplorable condition.
“The government is therefore undertaking a comprehensive refurbishment and modernization of tourist attractions across the country such as the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, which will enable us to position Ghana as the destination favorite tourist destination in West Africa,” the president said.
In his State of the Nation address on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the President said that the country had seen a massive improvement in the number of tourists visiting the country in 2021, which surpassed 2020 figures.
“Last year, the country recorded some 623,523 visitors, compared to 355,108 visitors the previous year, which signifies a marked rebound in our tourism sector.”
“We should recapture those glorious times and build on them as we work hard to recover what we have lost over the COVID years. »
Tourism is a sector in the country that needs revitalization and greater exposure, as it has the potential to help boost employment in the country.