Government is partnering the Forestry Commission and a private investor to transform key wildlife tourist sites into “ecotourism sites of international standards,” per Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta.
Mr Ofori-Atta made this announcement during his presentation the nation’s budget for 2020 to parliament this morning in Ghana’s capital.
The sites earmarked for this development include the Kakum National Park in Central Region, Ankasa Forest Reserve in Western Region, Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Ashanti and Shai Hills Resource Reserve in the Greater Accra Region.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism has also concluded preparatory works for the implementation of the Ghana Tourism Development Project, under which sites as Mole Game Reserve, Paga Crocodile Pond, Wli Waterfalls, Shai Hills, Aburi Gardens, James Town Lighthouse, Victoria Park, Elmina Castle, Ankasa Forest, Kakum National Park, Bonwire Kente Village, Kumasi Zoo and Ashanti Traditional Buildings will be upgraded under the Project, Mr Ofori-Atta has added.
2019 is expected to witness unprecedented patronage of Ghanaian tourism sites, particularly following the government’s declaration of the year as the “Year of Return.”