May 30, 2024

The Member of Parliament MP for Techiman North, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu Ajare together with the Ghana Tourism Authority have cut sod for the construction of the Tanoboase Sacred Grove phase 1.

Phase 1 of the Tanoboase Sacred Grove consists of the entrance, reception, car park, toilets, reception and many other facilities.

The Tanoboase Sacred Grove is one the many tourist attractions within the Bono East region and it is located in the Techiman north district.

Speaking to the media, Hon. Adjare disclosed that, “I have served in the tourism ministry before, that’s in the year 2015 and  I planned on developing this place in 2015 but unfortunately, the NDC lost power to the NPP government.”

“When I became an MP, I decided to continue the project, although there was a change in administration but I have been able to collaborate with the Ministry of Tourism and all the necessary documents have been signed so God willing by December, we will get a receptive facility, car park and toilet facility at Tanoboase Sacred Grove”. Hon. Elizabeth said.

According to her, the chiefs and people of Tanoboase have the authority to invite investors to the sacred grove to make it more lucrative and attractive to tourists.

“Based on the contract, the people of Tanobaose have the right to invite investors because tourism is public sector led, private sector driven, so after the government creates the enabling environment, we will invite private sectors to help make the site more attractive”. She disclosed

Hon. Elizabeth further revealed that she has started negotiation with some foreign companies to help construct hotels and other developmental projects at the grove.

CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, said “the construction of the first phase of the Tanoboase Sacred Grove will take three months to meet the standard of the tourist site”.

He lauded the efforts of the government for the development in the tourism sector and also lauded the MP for Techiman North for “always giving us the needed pressure to come and develop the site for the people of Tanoboase”.

Source: Blankson