The Minister- designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture has disclosed during her vetting at the Appointment commitee of Parliament that if approved as the Minister she will help promote domestic tourism in Ghana.
Answering a question from the Hon OB Amoah on what we should do to promote the rich tourist sites in the country, the Minister -designate told the committee that she will promote Domestic Tourism in the country and also when approved by the committee she will dispatch Chief Directors from the Ministry to various tourist sites to find out how the sites are run.
Over the past years individuals like radio personality Abeiku Aggrey Santana have been advocating for Domestic Tourism.
MP for Evalue Jomoro-Gwira constituency in the Western region, Catherine Abelema Afeku takes over from Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, who has headed the ministry since 2013. She was MP between 2009 to 2012, and returns to parliament after emerging winner in last month’s polls.
She has also previously served as Government Spokesperson for Infrastructure, and has constantly stressed innate desire and strong passion for public service.
She’s also credited with making key inputs while in parliament, and serves on 3 committees in the house: The Road and Transport Committee, The Communications Committee as the Deputy Ranking Member and the Business Committee.
Established in 1993, the ministry functions to “develop and promote tourism and improve the capital city, Accra. These functions are aimed at optimising the socio-economic growth of the country through tourism-related activities and the promotion of environmental impact for the benefit of deprived communities with tourist sites in the country”