Akufo-Addo challenges Tourism Ministry to rake in US$4 billion by 2024 - News Summed Up

Akufo-Addo challenges Tourism Ministry to rake in US$4 billion by 2024


Business News of Sunday, 12 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comTarget 2million arrivals, Nana Addo tells Tourism MinistryTourism industry third largest contributor to GDPRenovated museum expected to attract not less than 120,000 visits annuallyPresident Akufo-Addo has thrown a challenge to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, to rake in US$4 billion as revenue and a target of 2million arrivals by 2024. The President stated that tourism, arts, and culture “are effective tools for economic transformation” which Ghana “can benefit from because we possess a significant number of heritage resources.”He gave the charge at the commissioning of the newly renovated national museum at Adabraka in Accra, on Friday, June 10, 2022. “I am throwing a challenge to the Ministry of tourism arts and culture and its implementing agencies to achieve 2 million international arrivals by the year 2024, with the corresponding revenue of some USD$ 4 billion,” President Akufo-Addo said. He further urged the Tourism Ministry to create some 150,000 jobs annually through its activities in line with my government’s objective of providing jobs for the youth. The President further noted that the renovated museum is expected to attract not less than 120,000 visitors annually and create some 15,000 jobs.


Source: GhanaWeb June 13, 2022 04:19 UTC



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