Cape Coast, Ghana is part of the Cities Alliance Campaign Cities initiative.

This article from The World News highlights a workshop held in Cape Coast, Ghana as part of the Cities Alliance Campaign Cities initiative, which is a component of the Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme on Equitable Economic Growth in Cities. In the Campaign Cities initiative, members work with cities in partner countries to support local initiatives that promote equitable access to public goods and services. The city of Cape Coast is focusing on how improved solid waste management and sanitation services can improve the tourism sector, and the workshop covered in the article is an important step in the process.


The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Hon. Ernest Arthur has once again reiterated his commitment to making Cape Coast the cleanest city in Ghana and a model for other cities to follow when it comes to waste management and sanitation.

Speaking at the Cape Coast City Review Workshop organised by Cities Alliance based in Brussels, Belgium and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana to validate the initial Local Assessment Report Hon. Ernest Arthur expressed his appreciation to Cities Alliance, ISSER and partners and all local partners for their commitment to the project, which began in August 2017 to study and improve sanitation and waste management and linkages for tourism in Cape Coast.

The Cape Coast Mayor revealed that his administration is working hard to diversify tourism in Cape Coast to boost revenue of the Assembly. In view of that, his administration is committed to making Cape Coast the cleanest city in Ghana and to become the desired tourism destination for both local and international tourists.

The workshop which was held at the Sasakawa Hall of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is part of Cities Alliance, United Nations Office for Projects and Services Joint Work Programme (JWP) to Support Equitable Economic Growth in two secondary cities in Ghana, Cape Coast and Agona Swedru.

The workshop which was co-chaired by Rev. Prof. Harold Stewart Amonoo-Kuofi, Chairman of Cape Coast Development Company and Nana Amba Eyiaba, Krontihemaa of Oguaa Traditional Council brought together experts and key stakeholders such as Prof. Kwaku Boakye Adutwum, Head, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, UCC, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, Dean of School for Development Studies, UCC, and Dr. David W. Essaw, Head, Department of Governance, Sustainable Development and Environment, UCC.

Others include Prof. Owusu-Mintah, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), Mr. Eric Awere, Sanitation Consultant and Lecturer at CCTU, Alhaji Baba Awudu, Tourism and Sanitation Ambassador, CCMA, Heads of key Department at the Cape Coast Metro Assembly, representatives from Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, Central Regional Coordinating Council, Central Regional Development Commission, Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ghana Heritage and Conservation Trust, Hoteliers Association, the media, Abura Market and a host of other dignitaries.

The programme was coordinated by Prof. George Owusu, and Rev. Prof. Adobea all from ISSER, University of Ghana and Mr Richmond Yeboah, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly Focal Person for the project.

This article was first published 3 May 2019 on the World News website.

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