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Tourism Minister says World Bank’s $55M hospitality sector grant to be disbursed this week

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The Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture, Dr Mohammed Amin Awal has demonstrated that the government will this week start the dispensing of a $55 million award from the World Bank to boost the tourism industry.

This follows disturbances by certain partners in the neighborliness industry over the deferral in dispensing the cash.

He expressed that “Over the most recent two months individuals have applied; a great many them. Along these lines, the group has gone through the cycles, sieved them and starting Thursday or Friday this week we will begin dispensing the cash as indicated by the methodology. Ideally, this won’t just assist individuals with returning from the COVID-19 pandemic, however it will likewise ensure that they reinforce their SMEs, work on their administration and work on their destinations”.

The asset was delivered by the World Bank around two months prior to boost the Government of Ghana’s endeavors to resuscitate the tourism area as the nation keeps on wrestling with the effect of the pandemic.

In the interim, the President of the Ghana Hotels Association, Dr Edward Ackah-Nyamike, commended the declaration and called for straightforwardness in the payment

In the event that it goes as arranged, that will be an invited improvement. For sure, as an affiliation, we anticipate that the disbursement should be extremely smooth and straightforward with effectively open data of recipients so we can likewise screen what the award is being utilized for by these individuals pushing ahead.”