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New tourism map launched in Ghana

A new tourist map that aimed to provide tourists with information on various attractions and to make them choose Ghana as their main destination was launched in Accra.

The map, an initiative of Rudan Limited, a surveying and mapping firm, captures the various cultural, natural resources and entertainment depicted in the country’s festivals and dancing forms across the length and breadth of the country.

It aimed to assist first time visitors to discover and explore the country on their own with little or no assistant and to make travelling to and within the country easy.

A special feature of the new map is a guide map of the Central Business District of Accra to help tourists find their ways easily through Accra, visit embassies and High Commissions, Airline Offices and other places of interest without having to depend on a guide. Launching it, Mr Martin Mireku, Executive Director of Ghana Tourists Board lauded the initiative and said government alone could not carry out the huge responsibility of meeting the needs of the tourism industry.

The Rudan’s official said that the map has the capacity to also boost other sectors such as transport, hospitality, and entertainment ventures, among others. The first three framed copies of the map were auctioned at two million cedis each.