Ghana Tourism Authority to clamp down operations of facilities defaulting 1% levy

The Ghana Tourism Authority plans to close down tourism facilities in the Greater Accra region for non-payment of the 1% Tourism Levy, says deputy CEO of operations Ekow Sampson.

This move is part of a nationwide exercise to promote safety and security in the tourism industry as well as strict compliance in the payment of the Levy.

Addressing the press at the levy enforcement exercise today, the deputy CEO of operations at the Ghana Tourism Development Authority, Ekow Sampson, said the enforcement of the one percent levy and tourism quality standards is in line with the Tourism Act.

“We have already given them letters that all those who are owing should pay. They know the amount they owe so they should go and pay. Under the enforcement exercise, we will evoke the powers given to us by the Tourism Act 817 and then the tourism Legislation Instrument(LI) 2185”.