The Northern Regional Minister Hon. Salifu Saeed has called on investors to invest in Tourism in the Northern Region because the region has the largest collation of ecotourism resources in Ghana which earn them outrageous profit needed for the growth of their business.
The Regional Minister made this call in a speech he delivered at the launch of the 2017 World Tourism Day Celebration and Northern Ghana Tourism Investment Summit held in Tamale today Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
According to the Hon. Minister, the Northern region has a lot of tourism potentials which businesses can exploit and therefore it is up to private individuals to take advantage and grow their businesses.
Meanwhile, the 2017 World Tourism Day Celebration and Northern Ghana Tourism Investment Summit, which is under the theme “Sustainable Tourism, a Tool for Development” will be held in Tamale from Monday the 25th to Wednesday the 27th of September, 2017.
The objective of the programme is to promote the development of tourism in the Northern Regions in order to improve job creation, income generation, and higher standards of living.
The programme will also expose the untapped tourism potentials of the Northern Regions to investors and generate the needed investment and as well create marketing and networking opportunities for businesses in the area.
The Northern Regional Minister however beseeched the media to support and market key investment areas in the three regions of the North and the country as a whole. He stated that although the region has the largest collation of ecotourism, it has the least visitation and facilities to host tourists and it is the media’s report that would either attract or deter investors. “As media men and women, you must try as much as possible to focus your attention on the positives of the three regions of the north more than the few negatives”.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe