Afadzato district embarks on $ 5 million tourism development program
South Afadzato district in the Volta region to prioritize $ 5 million tourism development and job creation program, says district chief executive (DCE) , Mr. Etornam Flolu.
He said there were guaranteed returns for investments in the sector which had great prospects for youth employment and the growth of the local economy.
Mr Flolu said this in a conversation with the Ghanaian Times ahead of the 15 new municipal and district directors (MDCEs) of the Volta region being sworn in at Ho’s residence on Friday.
He mentioned the Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Liati Snake Zoo, Tagbo Falls as tourist “gold mines” that would be marketed vigorously to visitors from far and near, such as Afadzato Mountain which would be developed. in an important and regular hiking location of international standards.
“The plan is also to provide decent rest areas and shuttles to promote hiking activities,” the DCE said.
According to him, the assembly would strongly involve the private sector in the tourism development plan, adding that the money required for the project would come from the private sector.
“We will also reserve a quota for people with disabilities,” assured the DCE.
Meanwhile, Flolu said, local kitchens would be heavily supported to provide indigenous foods to the population and visitors as an important aspect of the plan.
Mr. Flolu said the district has a population of around 110,000, including young people sufficient to meet the workforce needs of the tourism development program.
As an essential step for the success of the tourism development plan, the DCE said that greater zeal and resources would be committed to repairing roads in the district.
“We will also grow more trees,” he added.
Meanwhile, Flolu said the assembly was taking serious steps to link Afadzato Sud with other districts and provinces in Europe to open the district to the outside world.