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Project “Restoration of fort Amsterdam for the activation of Tourism in Ghana" launched in Cape Coast, Central Region

03/04/2019 - 16:25
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The Restoration of fort Amsterdam for the Activation of Tourism in Ghana "REACTING" project was launched at the Mfantseman Municipality of Cape Coast on 1 April 2019. The European Union is supporting the initiative as part of its priorities to promote local sustainable development and job creation through the expansion of economic activities in an environmentally sustainable manner at the local level.

Ground breaking for the Restoration of fort Amsterdam

A total of 6,500 people are expected to benefit directly from this intervention. Individual beneficiaries will include the youth and women, who will be provided with capacity building and job opportunities on tourism, construction and the making of handicrafts.

There are also other expected benefits arising from the project, which will be implemented using innovative and entrepreneurial approaches and techniques. It also includes exchange of experiences and best practices with European operators and experts interacting with local operators.

Delivering a speech during the launch of the project, the European Union Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Diana Acconcia, said the project will also promote a multi-stakeholder engagement among local and national authorities, civil society organizations and private sector operators.

"It is for these reasons that the European Union has decided to provide an amount of 560,313.00 Euros representing 75% of the total eligible costs of the project for the implementation of the action" Ambassador Acconcia stated.

There were also addresses from Mr. Kenneth Essuman, Municipal Chief Executive of Mfantseman Municipal Assemble, Mr. Abdourahamane Diallo, Head of Office and UNESCO Representative, Prof. Kwaku Boayke, Head of Hospitality and Tourism Department, Cape Coast University, Mr. Samuel Kwashie Amegbor, Manager of VTRC and Mr. Supi Abaka Kuntu, Regent of Abandze Local Community.

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