The Ghana Tourism Federation has expressed fear concerning the sluggish tempo of presidency assist to revive the tourism sector.
The tourism sector is anticipated to develop strongly this yr as manifested within the second quarter Gross Home Product figures, regardless of the low assist from authorities.
Chatting with Pleasure Enterprise, Government Secretary of the Ghana Tourism Federation, made up of 25 commerce associations, Emmanuel Frimpong, stated authorities should up its assist to the gamers within the tourism sector.
“I do know authorities is doing so much to assist the business, however clearly it has been sluggish. So, we hope that within the subsequent coming weeks or in all probability months, we are going to start to see that assist that we have at all times type from authorities coming in,” he stated.
Mr Frimpong additional stated his outfit had been in contact with the Ministry of Tourism, Ghana Tourism Authority and different businesses within the worth chain for assist, including “so sure we’re very hopeful”.
Fitch Options had earlier revealed that vacationer arrivals into Ghana is anticipated to develop by 47 per cent this yr, following easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
That is coming from a contraction of 65 per cent in 2020, on account of results of COVID-19 which triggered restrictions in some sectors of the financial system.