Ghana: Tourism Minister Unveils Tourism Development Plan

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Minister OF Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth

Ofosu-Adjare, has unveiled a 15-year national tourism development plan

for strategic action to transform the tourism industry to be one of

the leading sectors of the economy.

The Minister, who made this known on Wednesday at a ceremony organised

at Sunlodge Hotel to celebrate its 40th anniversary, said a tourism

development fund has also been established with the operationalisation

of the tourism levy collection.

According to madam Ofosu-Adjare, the fund would be judiciously applied

for the marketing and promotion of domestic and international tourism

to generate the much needed foreign exchange, to create jobs and

generate incomes. She urged operators of tourism plants in the country

to collect the levy and make due payment on schedule to help grow the

tourism development fund.

Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare congratulated the board, management and staff of the

hotel for the noble achievement and immense contribution towards the

development and growth of the tourism and hospitality industry in


She stressed that Sunlodge Hotel at the time of its establishment was

classified as one of the upper range hotels, with some hotels which no

longer exist, indicating that the facility has been resilient and


She advised the board and management of the hotel to sustain staff

motivation and recognition, and reward deserving clients to strengthen

business relations.

Mrs. Jacquie Obeng-Ansong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of

Sunlodge Hotel, said the hotel, established in August 1974, has 32

double rooms, 16 single rooms and three suits of which two of are


She noted that personal touch of staff, low labour turnover,

personalisation of service delivery and consistency were some of the

key performance indicators that have brought the hotel to its current


Credit: Daily Guide

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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