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Savannah Region to mark World Tourism Day with tree plantation


Ghana Tourism Authority Director for the Savannah Region, Mr Isaac Opirah, has said that the region will embark on a tree plantation exercise to mark the year's World Tourism Day.

The tree plantation he said, will be done along the Tamale Highway under the theme "Tourism and Green Investment".

Mr. Opirah further asserted that as part of activities to commemorate the day, his outfit will hold a community durbar and media engagement to draw the awareness of the populace to World Tourism Day which is celebrated annually by member countries on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

At a media briefing in Damongo, Mr Isaac Opirah further emphasised that World Tourism Day has been celebrated to create awareness about tourist socio-cultural,economic, and political benefits to communities.

He added that the event since 1980 has been observed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

For this year's celebration, he revealed that it will be held in Riyad in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

According to him, the theme for this year's event seeks to highlight the need for more and better targeted investment for people, planet earth, and for prosperity. 

"It is a call for innovative solutions, not just the traditional investment that promotes and underpins economic growth and productivity.

"It is a call to action to the international community development partners and private sector investors to unite around a new tourism investment policy to ensure sustainability of the planet, opportunities for people and also to deliver inclusive prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship", he disclosed. 

In Ghana, the national event is being held in Ada in the Greater Accra region with activities such as media briefing, tree planting exercise, fun games, and community durbar .

All other regions across the country will also have an event to commemorate or mark the day on 27th September 2023.

Over 100 trees from about three(3) species such as the Accasia, Mureer, and Wiping winlo are expected to be planted as part of activities to celebrate the day.

By: Mudasiru Afari Techi 

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