The reason for the National Economic Dialogue, starting today, may have its roots in the so-called economic malaise and suffering of Ghanaians, but it most certainly would not take place on a bed of pins and needles.
In fact, the lucky participants, three hundred in all, are all set to enjoy themselves in one of the most beautiful (not to say most expensive) resorts in Ghana, the Royal Senchi River Resort at Senchi.
Rooms start at $3000.00 (the Picahartes Suits) through to $560.00 (River View Rooms) a night. With the dollar reaching nearly GH3.00 to the dollar (30,000.00 cedis in the old currency), none of the rooms come cheap. And for three hundred guests over a period of five days, the long-suffering Ghanaians are all set to pick up quite a substantial bill, which, ironically, is supposed to save the Ghanaian from his suffering.
Yesterday, Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu was set to find out how much the state was going to pay the dialogue, which is taking place under auspices of the Office of the President.
The Royal Senchi describes itself as first Four Star Resort in the Eastern Region of Ghana, set in the historic kingdom of Akwamu. The Royal Senchi Resort Hotel is situated on the west bank of the Volta River overlooking the eco-island known locally as Denkyenyam.
The Royal Senchi, built in 2011, is a luxury hotel infused with the serenity of the Volta Lake complemented by the highest, standards of hospitality services’. With more than 80 rooms and suites, it has been designed to blend into the appealing, balmy environment of the Senchi River and the surrounding rich forestry. Its location is distant form the hectic city life, yet near enough for easy commuting.
The concept of the hotel is to offer a destination that fuses into the relaxed nature of the environment whilst providing hospitality standards that befit a four star establishment. Its colours, the architectural curves, as well as the shapes of the buildings lend to the ‘nature look’ and feel to the entire property.