Tourism in Ghana
Ghana gives a wonderful diversity of natural attractions, historical heritage and vibrant cultural identity. It is a pleasant destination for travelers with children. The country offers a microcosmic taste of Africa.
Ghana is known for a love for festivals. Hardly does a week go by without one town or the other holding an annual major celebration.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts is to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian culture into all aspects of national life and to ensure the strong emergence of a vibrant creative economy to improve and advance the tourism industry. It facilitates the interface between government, implementing bodies in tourism, culture and the creative industries as well as international and civil society partners.
The ministry has the following agencies under it;
- Ghana Tourism Authority
- Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
- Ghana Tourism Development Company
- National Commission on Culture
- Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
- National Theatre of Ghana
- W.E.B. Du Bois Centre
- Bureau of Ghana Languages
- Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
- National Dance Ensemble
- National Symphony Orchestra
- National Folklore Board
- Pan African Writers Association
- National Drama Company (Abibigromma)
Ghana Tourism Authority
The Ghana Tourism Authority was established by Tourism Act, 2011 as the main implementing body of the Ministry of Tourism. It replaced the Ghana Tourist Board.
Tourism Act, 2011 (ACT 817)
The Tourism Act primarily seeks to enhance the development of the tourism sector. The act facilitated the replacement of the Ghana Tourists Board and the establishment of a Tourism Development Fund.
Information about tourism in Ghana has been summarized to include the following;
- Top Tourist Attractions in Ghana
- Kotoka International Airport
- Ghanaian Cedi Exchange Rate
- Ghana Immigration Authority
- Tourist arrivals in Ghana