Ghana’s Govt Lowers Taxes in Order to Boost the Tourism Industry.
NewsReport Nigeria gathered that the government has been encouraged to lower the high levies now placed on tourism investors in the nation in order to guarantee growth in the industry and draw more tourists.
The government was also told to lead growth in tourism development in the West African country by making the sector one of its priorities.
Mr. Gerard Schraven, General Manager, The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort in, Ghana, stated this yesterday during an interaction with the media.
Schraven explained that Ghana, like most African countries, was yet to take tourism as one of the pivotal sectors to foster economic growth in the system, stressing that through the sector, other areas of the economy are developed.
He, however, lauded the Ghanaian government for giving the resort the necessary exposure and approvals, stressing that the resort remained the only one to host cabinet meetings in Ghana.
The General Manager further stated that the plan of the management was to go green and contribute its quota to the reduction of carbon emissions in the world.
He said, “This is a four-star hotel, and this facility has been open for about 10 years now. Presently, we have 84 rooms: 74 standard rooms, nine suites, and one presidential suite for our clients. We are seated on 33 acres of land, and 80 percent of our guests are corporate organisations and groups.
“We want to push out the leisure market. Currently, we have 152 staff, and one remarkable thing is that 70 percent of our current staff have been with us in the last 10 years since we started. We are currently Ghana’s leading hotels for 2022, and we have been nominated again for the 2023 edition. The competition is not there yet, but we want to keep being at the top.”
Schraven informed that parts of the five-year plan of the management were to create a canopy walkway and construct an additional swimming pool at the Dua Clubhouse area, adding that by 2024, it hoped to have greatly improved on its green revolution initiative.