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Year Of Return Generates $1.9 Billion

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According to the Minister of Tourism,
Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, a total of $1.9
billion has been generated into the
economy through activities related to the
“Year of Return”.

She also said there has been an increase
of over 200,000 arrivals into the country
due to the “Year of Return” programme.
750,000 total arrivals in the country have
been recorded so far.

Mrs Oteng-Gyasi was speaking at a
ceremony at Anomabo to inaugurate a
tourist centre and hand over facilities at
the Heroes Garden which has been
transformed into a Memorial Garden of
Return to boost tourism in the town.

Before its renovation, the Heroes Garden
had portrait statues of Kwegyir Aggrey,
Ekem Ferguson and Nana Amonoo I of
Anomabo and now has in addition
symbolic statues of people of the
African diaspora returning “home”.

The activity is part of the Legacy Project
by the ministry to commemorate the
“Year of Return.”

The tourist centre will serve as an
information centre and provide a
welcoming environment for tourists.

Mrs Oteng-Gyasi said the government
was working hard to ensure that the
country derived optimum benefits from
the sector to speed up development of
Anomabo and indeed the country at
large.

Story by Fawriyya

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