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The Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) has appealed to govt to grant its users incentives to compensate the detrimental impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the marketplace as confirmed instances in the region rise to 53.
The federation is trying to find for subsidy in h2o and electricity tariffs, suspension of taxes this kind of as VAT, Tourism Levy, Nationwide Health Insurance policy Levy, Property fee and Organization Functioning Permit.
A assertion signed by Mrs Bella A. Ahu, president of the federation, and copied to the media, expressed issue about the drastic outcome of COVID-19, which is crippling several establishments throughout the globe, in particular, the tourism and hospitality field.
The federation claimed it had, in the earlier two months, engaged its trade associations throughout the place in all the 16 administrative areas of Ghana, noting that the impression of the disease on businesses of trade associations’ associates was huge and scary.
“The federation is for that reason interesting to the Authorities of Ghana and its implementing agency, Ghana Tourism Authority, for aid,” it claimed. It also appealed to authorities to assistance with the provide of important commodities these types of as washing detergents, sanitizers, dispensers, nose masks, hand gloves, thermometer guns, Veronica buckets, hand washing soaps, tissue towels and cleaning materials at very subsidized price ranges.
The federation referred to as for extra stakeholder engagements throughout and following the disaster and urged its users to continue to be calm and adhere to the directives of the Entire world Health Organisation and the Ghana Well being Company.
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