Main pointers of Creative art and tourism sector budget 2017

Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

Finance Minister Hon Ken Ofori-AttahLast Wednesday, the Finance Minister Hon Ken Ofori-Attah delivered the budget of the Republic of Ghana 2017 on the floor of parliament. Few highlights of the budget for the Creative art and Tourism sector that was headed by Hon Catherine Afeku are being brought by the for the readers.

1. Speaker, Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts were identified as the most underdeveloped sectors in the economy of Ghana despite the immense growth potential and opportunities for job creation it has.

2. If developed and taken care of, the sector can bring positive impact on the lives of many families and individuals and various small enterprises in our country and provide them with jobs to the promising youths. Finance minister says that the government aims to transform the country into a major Meeting, Incentive Conference and Exhibition center (MICE). To achieve this target, government will keep no stones unturned to enhance its tourism and landmarks and attract visitors worldwide.

3. Also, the Government will initiate the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project over 240 acres of land from Osu Christiansborg Castle to the Arts Center shortly. This scheme will rapidly change the beach area into a tourism enclave creating job opportunities for youth.

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