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30.10.2007 Business & Finance

Osu Oxford Street to be modernised


The Ministry of Tourism and Diasporan Relations is to redesign the Osu Oxford Street, a premier business centre in Accra, to become a world- class commercial avenue to boost tourism and investment revenue.

To this effect, the sector Minister, Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, his deputy, Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw and other key players in the tourism sector on Tuesday held a consultative meeting with business owners in the area to call for their support and discuss ways to implement the initiative.

Mr. Asamoah Boateng explained that the project, which would be replicated in other major trading centres across the country, would ensure maintenance of an artistic and high security and serenity to leave a memorable experience on both foreign and local people who patronised the place.

He hinted that the Ministry had engaged the services of an architect to do the necessary planning, adding that a technical committee meeting would be held next week involving stakeholders such as sanitary, security and utility providers to assist in the project.

The business owners however, called for the decongestion of traffic in the area and more attention
on security, utility and sanitation, which were affecting smooth business transactions.