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25.06.2020 Industry News

Govt looking at slightly opening up the borders – Akwasi Agyeman (GTA)

Govt looking at slightly opening up the borders – Akwasi Agyeman (GTA)
LISTEN JUN 25, 2020

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman has revealed that Government is looking at slightly opening up the borders.

Speaking in an interview, monitored by Journalist and Blogger Attractive Mustapha Nii okai Inusah, he said that it is not just about opening the borders but they are looking at some of the best practices outside the country and considering various suggestions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

‘’Other countries have opened up slightly so we are also looking at the possibility of doing same”, he added.

The CEO said that currently all the suggestions and views coming in are still a rolling ball and though he does not know when things will be normalized, he thinks it is a very difficult situation because lives must be protected and livelihood must be considered in the decision making.

He lamented that the creative and tourism industry has been badly hit because the industry relies on public gatherings and movement of people so if there is anything that bars flights from entering the country it is a big problem plus the tourist sites and attractions closing down because of the lockdown.

According to him, gradually international data available to them shows a rebound of commercial flights coming back, but once the restrictions are lifted, he knows the country Aviation will not get to the level expected but it’s going to get better .

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