Accra, October 20, 2020
Today at the Ministry of Information the first batch of beneficiaries of the World Bank‘s Ghana Tourism Development Project scheme were presented with their cheques.
Disbursements were made to the first fifteen (15) out One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy Six (1476) organisations who applied and have gone through the vetting process. In all, an amount totalling $1.3m will be disbursed to successful applicants consisting.
The first 15 organisations who received the grants consist of theree (3) non-public tourist sites, ten (10) SME’s and two (2) training & capacity institutions. These first batch of beneficiaries are from 5 regions, namely Ashanti, Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern and Northern regions.
Addressing the Press at the Presentation, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture called on the beneficiaries to ensure that the funds are utilised for the purpose for which they were being given.
Five of the the first batch of beneficiaries were presented with dummy cheques and the include:
- Manhyia Palace Museum who received GHS 3,363,612.00
- Arc World Travels re3ceived GHS 225,000.00
- Shabasa Travels and Tours Limited GHS 150,000.00
- Afadjato – Tagbo Ecotourism Centre had GHS 690,000.00
- Afadjato Agumatsa Ecotourism Centre who also had GHS 859,153.50