GHANA’S MOLE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS WORLD HERITAGE SITE STATUS

Ghana’s Mole National Park, located in the savanna grasslands of the northwestern part of the country, may become a World Heritage Site by July next year if it passes the evaluation test, says Johanna Odonkor Svanikier, Ghana’s permanent delegate to Unesco.

Announcing this here Monday, she said the prospects of Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge achieving the status were bright. The evaluation committee from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) is due to present its report in Poland in July next year.

She was speaking at the opening of a two-week National Exhibition on Nature Conservation in Ghana held in in collaboration with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and aimed at familiarising stakeholders on the economic potentials in conserving the environment.

She noted that Ghana had already made significant strides to list Lake Bosomtwe as a World Biosphere Reserve.

“We have achieved listing Lake Bosomtwe as a World Biosphere Reserve. The present focus is on the Mole National Park, while the listing of the Akwamu Gorge as a world heritage site is the next,” said Svanikier, who is also Ghana’s Ambassador to France.

Nii Osae Mills, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, called for partnership among all stakeholders to harness the potential of Ghana’s numerous tourists attractions to enhance the economy.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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