The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has stated that it would be appropriate for it to take over management of the Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast, Central Region.
The library, which was built in 2016 to serve research, education, and tourism objectives, has been abandoned, raising fears among neighbors.
However, GTA has stepped in to take over management of the facility following its restoration.
GTA’s CEO, Akwasi Agyemang, stated on Accra-based radio that the plant will reopen in around three months.
“The best practice is what other countries are doing,” Agyemang said. “If you go to Rwanda and South Africa the tourism authority really has a role and indeed had to manage some of these facilities if it is a tourist site and attraction.”
“It only makes sense that the tourism authority makes sure that it is well kept, well designed and everything is in place.
“And that is the reason why locally in Ghana, in the tourism sites and attraction legislation instrument (LI 2239), it’s explicitly stated that, there has to be a management board of every site and attraction,” he added.