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"More Than 1.1 Million Tourists Have Visited Ghana Between January To September 2022" - Dr. Awal

Minister for Tourism, Creative Art and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has told Journalists that, Ghana has recorded more one million tourists visiting the country between January and September, 2022.


According to Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, these were both domestic and international visitors recorded within nine months.


Addressing the media at a press briefing at the Information Ministry, the sector minister said, "Within January to September 2022, 534,711 domestic tourists recorded with an increase of 60%"


Dr Mohammed Awal also mentioned that 645,047 international visitors were also recorded, adding that their projection is estimated at one million.


He hinted Ghana is expecting to create about 150,000 both direct and indirect jobs in the country.


Touching on events for 2022, he said "Ghana Tourism Authority has so far approved about 50 events for the 'December In G.H' event scheduled this year"


He revealed government through the support of World Bank is spending GHc350 million to improve tourist attractions in the country.


Touching on Sanitation, he stressed that although his outfit is not responsible for it, he was however worried about the level of filth engulfed the country adding that it can affect Ghana in a negative way.


Responding to whether government will consider building museums in all the 16 regions, he said

"The Museums, we don't have only Accra. The Accra one is called National Museum because Accra is the capital. We have museums in various castles and we plan to have museums in the key Paramount areas in the 16 regions of the country"


He added "It is something we plan to do next year"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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