Clean up Tema Manhean to attract tourists


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By
Laudia Sawer, GNA    

Tema, Sept. 25, GNA – Residents of Tema
Manhean have been advised to clean up their vicinity to attract tourists to the
vibrant fishing community in the harbour city.

Tema Manhean, which houses the Eastern Naval
Base, the Canoe beach and the Tema Fishing Harbour, is littered with refuse
dumps while the Chemu lagoon, which had both economic and

By
Laudia Sawer, GNA
    

Tema, Sept. 25, GNA – Residents of Tema
Manhean have been advised to clean up their vicinity to attract tourists to the
vibrant fishing community in the harbour city.

Tema Manhean, which houses the Eastern Naval
Base, the Canoe beach and the Tema Fishing Harbour, is littered with refuse
dumps while the Chemu lagoon, which had both economic and aesthetic values, is
heavily polluted with community gabbage  
and industrial waste.

Mr Charles Boahene, acting Tema Metropolitan
Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), said his outfit would soon create
a fishing tourism site in the area therefore the need for a behavioural change
among the people towards sanitation.

Mr Boahene said while tourists would not feel
comfortable visiting the town in its present state, it also had its health
consequences on residents stressing “they should stop dirtying the
place”.

He disclosed that the proposed tourism site at
Manhean would boost the local economy as tourists would love to see the first
canoe used for seafaring in the area and how fish is processed locally, among
others.

He added that to achieve this aim, GTA
collaborated with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to plant 200 coconut and
50 almond trees in the area to commemorate World Tourism Day

The trees were planted at the Naval Base area,
Number five beach and the frontage of the Leornardo Hotel.

 He
noted that the plants would be handed over to the various clans in the area to
ensure the needed care for growth and eventual beautification of the
community. 

GNA


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