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#AfricaConnected: Tourism contributes 4.2 percent to Ghana's GDP

Africa State of Mind Host Lee Kasumba is visiting Kumasi, Ghana this week.

Aside from its delicate cuisine, Ghana has a rich history as the first African country to gain independence.

Kasumba joined Joanne Joseph on the line from Kumasi to share more insight into the country and its tourism sector.

I did not know this until this particular trip, the way that Ghana got their independence is through diplomatic means, where they went into court - negotiated and petitioned as to why it os they deserve to have their independence and I thought that was quite interesting.

Lee Kasumba, Africa State of Mind Host

Speaking the Ghana tourism industry about the idea that Ghana is known as the land of the Black Star, they say the reason why is that the first president of Ghana - Kwame Nkhuruma said he wanted Ghana to be a light to the rest of the continent. You can really tell from the people here that they are always about solutions and trying to be a good example to their neighbors.

Lee Kasumba, Africa State of Mind Host

Tourism contributes about 4.2 percent to the GDP of Ghana as a whole.

Lee Kasumba, Africa State of Mind Host

Kumasi is seen as the cultural capital of Ghana. The mayor was going through the history before he got into anything in terms of economics.

Lee Kasumba, Africa State of Mind Host

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