James Town a far cry from its tourism potential

A hub of historical monuments and fishing, James Town located within the Odododiodoo Constituency in the Greater  Accra  Region is begging for rehabilitation of its tourism sites.

Home to  historical edifices like the Accra lighthouse, James Fort, Usher Fort built by colonial masters, James Town’s tourism potential  still remains underdeveloped.

From Left to Right: Usher Fort, Accra Lighthouse and an aerial view of JamesTown .

The potential tourism hotspot is dulled by squalid surroundings and shabby buildings. The community is regarded as the oldest and poorest in the whole region.

James Town in an ideal state could create employment for the residents.

‘Most of the youth within this Odododiodoo municipality are  being  drafted into landguards.it’s a very good place for a tourist centre and nothing is being done here,’ one resident complained speaking to Joy News’ Annie Osabutey.

The community emerged within the 17th century, due to the European slave trade that was very vibrant within the locality at the time and left an indelible trace of formidable edifices by the colonial masters.

However, according to the latest tourism ranking done by Africa Travel Co, a tourism site, Ghana missed out on the top ten ranked countries with  Tanzania topping the list.

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