Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, says the region needs all hands on deck to build on the positive developments.
He said the region had lately been trending for good reasons which the people must be proud of. Dr. Letsa, made the remarks at a tourism seminar, as part of the ongoing 5th Volta Trade and Investment Fair in Ho. The seminar had representatives from GCB Bank and SIC PLC, who gave presentations on financing travel, tourism and hospitality investments and insurance for travel, tourism and hospitality investments.
He said the decision by Passion Air to begin commercial operations in the region in the first week of December is a testament to the positive development.
Dr. Letsa expressed gratitude to the Management of Passion Air for believing in the region, saying the decision to operate in Volta is a game-changer.
He also commended Keta Senior High Technical School (KETASCO), Volta Region’s first-ever representative to reach the final of the National Science and Maths Quiz competition for contributing to the efforts in promoting the region.
Some participants, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency, were happy for the organisation of the seminar.
”It allowed for deliberations and exposed them to some new things which would help them to operate their businesses better.”
Mr. Alexander Nketia, Regional Director, Ghana Tourism Authority, urged operators in the sector to “do the right thing” by registering with the Authority to benefit from the government’s intervention programme, “Obatanpa” which would be rolled out in the region in 2022, to propel the growth of their businesses.