TOSOGHA ready to make tourism attractive in the northern region- Joseph Amartey to people of the north
Tourism is said to be the fourth key economic driver in Ghana. It generates foreign exchange earnings, creates jobs and wealth as well as stimulates other sectors of the economy.
Tourism is currently the fourth largest source of foreign exchange earnings estimated at US2.2 million in 2015 with arrivals of 1.2 million. It contributes approximately 4.8% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
Speaking to Zaa news, Executive director of Tourism Society of Ghana, TOSOGHA, Joseph Amartey noted that successive governments in one way or the other have improved the tourism sector but the arrival of covid-19 in the country has decreased tourism activities.
Asked what TOSOGHA is doing to make tourism attractive in the northern region, Mr Amartey said the northern part of the country has not benefited enough from the tourism sector, the reason why TOSOGHA has stationed tourism ambassadors in the five regions of the north for an even distribution of the national cake.
The main responsibility of these ambassadors Mr Amartey says is to explore and market the domestic tourist potential in the region to the world to benefit the people.
By: Lilian D. Walter/zaaradio.com/Ghana