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Ghanaian President Stresses Importance of Tourism in Africa

Ghana’s President Dramani Mahama emphasized the importance Africa places on the potential of tourism to accelerate the development of its economies.

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah. Photo Credit: New Telegraph

According to Mr Mahama, tourism in Ghana is a major foreign exchange earner, contributing 4.7% of GDP. Through a number of strategies, Ghana has achieved the target of 1 million tourist arrivals, and is working to improve on the arrivals and revenue from tourism.

Tourism currently stands as the 4th largest contributor to national revenue, receiving more than 1 million visitors p/a.

President Mahama stressed the need to change perceptions and be innovative in “telling the story of Africa”.

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