Investors Won’t Invest In Tourism Due to Dilapidated Roads

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Mr. Fredrick Adjei- Rudolf the Eastern Regional manager of Ghana Tourism Authority has said that roads leading to tourist sites in the Eastern Region are in bad shape, due to those, sightseers and investors find it difficult touring places in that region.

Speaking with Eugene Akoto Bamfo of Agoo fm on “ene nso biom “he said that there are lots of tourist attractions in the Eastern Region, some are Aburi Botanical Gardens, Bunso Arboretum, Kwahu Paragliding , Obo Canopy Walk, just to talk of a few. There are three or more waterfalls in the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region yet to be developed he revealed.

He said the Eastern Region has got a lot of tourist attractions but before any investor would decide to invest in those tourist sites, there are some developments the investor has to see before investing, and also the town has to be well organized. The Roads, Energy and Water aspects, communication, these social amenities would encourage private investors to troop into the region and country as a whole.

According to Mr. Frederick Adjei- Rudolph, the media also has a very big role to play by listening to opinions of the people in the tourist areas. Commenting on the Kwahu Paragliding center, he lamented that “after Easter festivities, people don’t patronize anymore and that’s the more reason why it doesn’t continue from there”. He said the Paragliding center is not the only tourist attraction but said the tourism department of that region has received a letter that there are places that can be used on the Kwahu Mountains, so his outfit will conduct feasibility assessment in the first quarter of next year.

The Eastern Regional Tourism manager also said tourism is helping the economy and in 2014 alone the sector employed about 450 people both directly and indirectly so he thinks it is good and encouraged everyone to play a role in tourism. He also counseled authorities to build super markets, malls, and canopy walk ways to help tourism sector in the country.

Source:Agoo News/ Berlinda Peasah

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