21April2014

Business in Ghana

Tourism Development Levy takes effect from October

The Ghana Tourism Authority will from the 1st of October collect a levy from tourism facilities in the country. 

According to the Director of Corporate Affairs at the authority Ben Ohene Aryeh who is the legislative instrument, the fund is to be financed by one percent charge on all patrons of any tourism enterprise or anybody who patronizes a tourism facility.

The one percent levy will be used to establish a Tourism Development Fund whose seed money will be provided by government.

The fund was instituted under the new tourism law (ACT 817) which also saw the Tourist Board evolve into an authority.

Director of Corporate Affairs at the authority, Ben Ohene Aryeh told Gold Business Report that other sources of funds will be sought for the development of the tourism industry in the country.

Source: Gold Business Report || Henry George Martinson