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Gov’t to inject GH₵38m in Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in next year 2016

Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare

The government has announced that an amount of GH₵38,918,393.00 has been allocated to the Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts sector for the year 2016.

Finance Minister Seth Terkper made this known when he presented the 2016 Budget Statement to Parliament, Friday.

According to him, GH₵28,761,706.00 of the amount will be provided by the Government of Ghana (GoG) while the remaining GH₵10,156,687.00 will be from internally generated funds (IGF).

The allocation, the Minister said, is to enable the sector implement key programmes and activities next year.

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Why Is France's Most Beautiful Destinations Paris?

Paris

Ah France: There's a reason why nearly 85 million travelers a year vote with their passports to make this country the world's most popular destination.

It's clearly not the indifferent attitudes of some in the French service industry towards their visitors.

Nor is it the frankly disturbing insistence by French swimming pools that men must wear tiny Speedo-style bathing trunks before entering the water.

Instead, it's the food, the art, the architecture and French way of life.

Above all, it's the incredible locations.

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World Tourism Day 2014: Celebrating Tourism and Community Development

UNWTO

Tourism and Community Development’ is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD). The theme underscores the potential of tourism to promote opportunities for communities around the world, as well as the role that community engagement has in advancing sustainable tourism development. The official celebrations will be hosted by Mexico in the city of Guadalajara (27 September 2014).

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Otumfuo In Forbes Top 5 Richest Kings In Africa

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Africa may be full of democratically governed countries, but it is still the land of many kings.

Sure, there are only three African countries with constitutional monarchies – Morocco, Swaziland and Lesotho — but there are several hundred traditional monarchs dispersed across Africa in urban, semi-urban and rural communities in independent countries.

Mostly, these monarchs wield little or no formal political power, but they fulfill spiritual and ceremonial obligations to members of their community.

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Ensure Equity In Education With ICT- Ansah Sasraku

Osabarima Ansah Sasraku

Osabarima Ansah Sasraku, Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of the Akuapem Traditional Area, has observed that, to ensure equity in education, all schools must be equipped with Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres for practical learning.

He said, once ICT was an examinable subject, children in all areas, whether urban or rural, must be given the opportunity to have a practical feel of the subject being taught to enable them to perform creditably in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).

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Tourism Minister Has Been Urge To Create New Initiatives

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, has been urged to continue with the creation of new initiatives that can improve the sector and transform the lives of all Ghanaians, irrespective of their ethnic, political, religious and other orientations.
 

Commending her determination to improve the tourism sector, a number of political groups have in a statement mentioned her strenuous attempts to encourage the youth and schoolchildren to develop interest in domestic tourism.

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Improve Living Conditions By Using Creative Energies

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on Ghanaians to rekindle their creative energies and enterprising spirits to build a strong and industrious nation that will improve the living conditions of the people.
 

He described as a tragedy the manner in which Ghanaians, like the Asantes, had allowed their innovative energies and creative minds to move into a state of hibernation and remained dormant in their systems.

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Asantehene Urges Chiefs To Bring Development To Their Communities

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has urged chiefs to show leadership by working hard with passion to bring development to their communities.
 

That, he said, was what “gives them legitimacy to their rule,” adding that they should put the collective good ahead of their individual comfort.

He asked them to overcome greed and arrogance to help carry the people along with them.

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Asantehene Urge Politicians to Put The Country's Interest Ahead of Partisan Interest -

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged Ministers and other government officials to put the common good ahead of partisan interest and considerations.
 

He said they should work to unite the people and bring socio-economic progress.

He gave the advice when he received the out-going Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku and his successor, Mr Samuel Sarpong, to his Manhyia Palace on Friday.

The Asantehene reminded them that it was not for nothing that the President took the decision to re-post them to their former places.

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Hotel Operators Demanding Full Engagement With Gov't for Prudent Management of the T.D. Fund.

Ghana Tourism Authority

Hotel operators are demanding a deepened engagement with government to ensure the prudent management of the Tourism Development Fund.

This follows government’s appointment of Abraham Tetteh as Administrator for the fund. The appointment has raised questions given that the Tourism Act empowers only the Board of Directors of the Tourism authority and a representative of the Controller and Accountant-General to administer the fund.

President of the Ghana Hotels Association, Hebert Acquaye said, upholding provisions in the law is key to ensure the fund is not mismanaged.

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