Secretary General of the International Committee on Tourism Attractiveness and Sustainable Tourism Development, Professor Anicet Gabriel Kotchofa, and the Chairman of the International Committee, Vladimir Piskurev, in a solemn ceremony has presented International Certificates of Particular Tourist Attractions to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana – H. E. Oheneba Dr. Leslie Akyaa Opoku-Ware.
The Spring Session of the International Committee on Tourism Attractiveness and Sustainable Tourism Development, at its meeting in Istanbul, unanimously decided to include in the World List of Tourist Attractions two tourist sites from The Republic of Ghana.
The Republic of Ghana is one of the most unique countries of the African continent. The ancient history of this land has revealed to the world many unique cultures and peoples.
The Republic of Ghana in Africa have attracted tourists from time immemorial. Wild savanna fauna, mangroves, lagoons and sand dunes issued a challenge to bold travelers. But ordinary tourists who prefer a comfortable beach vacation, alternating with distant excursions from the extreme, have discovered Ghana relatively recently.
The Republic of Ghana is washed by the Guinea Bay from the south, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. Neighbors of the country – Cote d’Ivoire (in the west), Burkina Faso (in the north) and Togo (in the east). Equatorial jungle, the green savannah sea and the cleanest water area of the Atlantic are the main wealth of the country.
The Republic of Ghana called the “fortress country” – along the whole coastline there is a whole series of ancient forts founded by Europeans – 250 forts of the coastline have 15 forts and castles, for the most part listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Her Excellency Oheneba Dr. Leslie Akyaa Opoku-Ware noted in her speech that the Republic of Ghana will move forward in the development and popularization of such remarkable places as the St. George’s Castle in Elmina and the Mole National Park.
“I believe that tourists from all over the world should be given the opportunity to assess the whole panorama of our country, cultural, historical, natural heritage,” she said.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary noted that business cooperation in promoting tourism as an integral part of trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation is an urgent and promising task for The Republic of Ghana and includes mutual assistance in promoting tourism products of their countries in organizing exhibitions and other events.
“For our country, it is a great honor to receive the International Certificates of Tourism Attractiveness for two sites, the interaction between representatives of the tourism industry of the Republic of Ghana to promote national tourism products will serve as an additional guarantee for increasing the interest of tourists to tourist facilities and recreational opportunities, as well as mutual growth of the tourist flow,” said Dr. Akyaa Opoku-Ware.