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World Bank gives Ghana $14m to develop tourist sites – Akwasi Agyeman

The World Bank is supporting Ghana with $14million to develop its tourist sites across the country, Akwesi Agyeman, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, has said.

He told Francis Doku, host of the Travel Pass Exclusive Show on 3FM Sunday December 1 that a number of tourist sites in Ghana need to upgraded as part of efforts to develop tourism in Ghana, hence the support from the World Bank.

He said : “Currently there are about seven tourist sites which are ready for some touch ups . This include Gwolu, Nkroful, Nzulenzu, Salaga, Bonwire.

“Then we have what we call the clusters. We have developed the circuits, the four clusters. One is the Central cluster and that includes the museums within Elmina, Cape Coast, Asin Manso.

“Then we have the Ashanti Cluster from Lake Bosomtwi to Ntonso. Bosomwti is one of the big clusters we are looking at. Then we also have the northern cluster where we are looking at Paga and Navrongo.”

Touching on the World Bank support, Mr Agyeman said: “Under the World Bank project that we are working on now sites development is one of the components.

“About 14million dollars devoted to sites development and that will really go into uplifting and making sure that these sites are brought up to speed.”

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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