GHANA’S PRESIDENT PERFORMS GROUND-BREAKING FOR 1.5 BLN USD TOURISM PROJECT
ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the 1.5-billion-US-dollar Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project here which is expected to generate some 150,000 jobs.
The project will span a total of 241 acres of prime beach front land in Accra, stretching from the Osu Christianborg Castle right to the Arts Centre, and is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project geared towards boosting tourism, creating jobs for the youth, especially those within the catchment area, and increase economic growth.
At a brief ceremony at Marine Drive, behind Independence Square in Accra, President Akufo-Addo expressed appreciation to stakeholders, who helped ensure that the project would be implemented. He was optimistic that the Marine Drive Tourism Enclave would be completed within the stipulated construction period.
I am confident that all of us, gathered here, will be present again here, very soon, for the commissioning of this project,” he added.
The project, which has been on the drawing board since Ghana’s independence era, is aimed at developing the coastline of Accra into a hub for investors and tourists.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is the lead implementation agency. The project will be executed by two anchor developers — Attachy Constructions and Fridough Limited.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK