President Akuffo Addo has cut sod for work to begin on the Elmina Heritage Bay project. The facility which is a visionary project of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will include an enhancement of the immediate surroundings of the Elmina Castle, a receptive facility that will provide a dignified welcome to visitors to the historic landmark.
The President in a chit chat with the Minister of Tourism Art and Cuture ahead of the sword cutting ceremony.
It will also include an improved parking space, an events ground, Waterfront seats and an African American Craft shop.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony, the minister who accompanied the President on his tour of the central region, Mrs. Catherine Afeku said her ministry is fully energized to ensure that tourist sites in the country are improved especially the castles and forts in the country. She indicated this will harness tourism as a tool for job creation and to alleviate poverty.
An amount of GHS 7,855 was presented to the chiefs and people of the Edina traditional area as a fulfilment of the ministry’s promise to give 5% of the total revenue accrued from tourist sites in the area.
Mrs Afeku presents a cheque to the Elmina tradional Council as their 5% token from the enire revenue generated from the Emina Castle.
KOJO DEI/ATL FM NEWS