The Executive Chairman of JL Properties, Dr. James Orleans Lindsay, has expressed concern about the rising number of unemployed youth, and called for proper investment in the many forts and castles in the country to help create employment opportunities for the teeming idle youth.
He said Ghana holds the second-highest number of forts and castles in the world, conceding the top spot to her colonial master, the United Kingdom. This, according to him, presents a huge revenue-generating prospect for the country with the attraction of tourists from all parts of the world.
Dr. Lindsay, at the media launch of the 10th Anniversary of JL Properties Ltd. in Accra, said the country must begin to see the potential in tourism and invest adequately in order to create jobs.
The beachfront lands in Accra and some other areas can be planned and redeveloped into valuable tourist enclaves and also make Ghana competitive and become the preferred centre for leisure, business, and tourism in Africa.
Ghana has over 80 tourist sites, including forts and castles, and numerous others yet to be developed for use. Some of the tourist sites are; Cape Coast Castle, Fort Victoria, and Fort William, the Kakum National Park, all located at Cape Coast, Aburi Botanical Gardens, Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, The Manhyia Palace, the nation’s capital, Accra also holds the beautiful Fort James and Fort Usher, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum; Labadi Beach; and more.
Source: Joana Adwoa Keyexor