“The Year of Return” has generated Ghana’s economy a whooping $1.9 Billion, the Minister for Tourism, Mrs Baarbara Oteng-Gyasi has said.
According to the Minister, activities related to the “The Year of Return” has also created an increase in arrivals to Ghana to over 200,000.
Mrs. Oteng-Gyasi disclosed that the total arrivals to Ghana this year stood at about 750,000.
She was speaking during the inauguration and handing over ceremony of Heroes Garden, a tourist center, which has been transformed into the Memorial Garden of Return, aimed at boosting tourism in the town.
She indicated that government is working hard to ensure that the country derives the best benefits from tourism, in order to foster the development of communities such as Anomabo and the country as a whole.
The Heroes Garden ath Anomabo previously had portraits of Kwegyir Aggrey, Ekem Ferguson and Nana Amonoo I before the place was refurbished.
The new phase now has symbolic statues of people in the Diaspora “Returning Home”. The center will serve as a welcome environment for tourists and also serve as an information center.