Private/Public Partnership needed to develop tourism sites

District Assemblies in the Greater Accra Region have been advised to enter into Public /Private Partnerships (PPP) to develop tourism sites in their areas to attract tourists.

Mrs Gifty Kwansa, Greater Accra Regional Director of Tourism, said tourism was a source of revenue, therefore the need to develop such sites must be taken serious by the assemblies.

She said this when she led a delegation to tourist sites in the Shai-Osudoku District in the Greater Accra Region.

Some of the sites visited were the Dodowa Forest, Chenku Waterfalls, Shai Hills Games Reserve, Agomeda Beads Manufacturing Centre, the Dipo grounds and the ancestral home of the Shai people among others.

The visit was in commemoration of the World Tourism Day which is observed annually on September 27 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

Mrs Kwansa, said the theme for the celebration; “Tourism and community development”, was to focus attention on how to positively transform communities using their tourism potentials.

She said Shai-Osudoku District has many tourism sites which must be developed to attract both internal and external tourists to the area.

Nene Okrukrubou Teye Agyeman V, Numersi Mantse, briefed the tourism team on the historical significance of the sites visited.

Nene Agyeman explained that the Dodowa Forest was significant in the history of the Ga-Adagmes due to its use as the camping and training grounds for warriors during the Katamanso War. GNA

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