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19.07.2006 Travel & Tourism

Tourism Ministry seeks funds to develop Lake Bosomtwe

By JFM
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The Tourism Ministry is seeking funds to develop Lake Bosomtwe into a major tourist attraction. However, Tourism Minister, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, says there is no blueprint for the project yet.

His comments follow complaints by some MPs about the lack of tourist amenities at Lake Bosomtwe – which is one of the biggest lakes in Africa.

Speaking to JOY NEWS, Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey said government is working to generate funds for the construction of an access road to the lake.

“Tourism is a private, public partnership. The private sector has done much of its part. There's a very lovely hotel down the road there. What we all need to do now is try and get the road access to the place enhanced and it is one of the roads that are highlighted as of being a historic value which the Ministry of Roads has waited in the balance and its aiming as one of its priorities”.

Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey pointed out that the development of tourist sites should be the shared responsibility of government and the private sector.

“We are just waiting for the country to generate sufficient money so that within the programme of road building access to these places will be enhanced".

"It is something we have identified in the Ministry through the Ministry of Roads and Transport and the Ministry of Roads and Transport have responded by making it a priority and they are actively searching for money to be able to build the roads,” he said.

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