A deputy minister of tourism, arts, and culture Dr.Ziblim Issah has announced that the ministry has secured a whopping $40m from the World Bank.
According to him, the financial aid is to help develop existing tourist attractions in the country.
Fifteen million dollars of the total amount he said, will be used for that purpose.
Dr.Ziblim said the Paga Crocodile pond in the Upper East region is one of the major tourists destinations in the country and work have already started at the site.
”The World Bank has given the ministry $40m. We are using $15m to develop existing tourist centers in the country. Paga has been identified as a major that will benefit from the World Bank and as we speak work has started in Paga. I don’t the last time you went there” he declared
The minister also said,the crocodile pond will also benefit from an airstrip that will ameliorate transportation to and from the site. Dredging the dam and rehabilitating the refreshments facilities are also underway.
”There’s going to be an airstrip in Paga and Mole.We are disavantaged because of it geographical location. Some people land at Kotoka and they don’t want to travel 11hours. So we are working on development airstrips in Paga and Mole.” he said.
He was speaking at the Youth In Creative Arts Conference and the launch of 5th Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards in Tamale over the weekend.