Substandard hospitality businesses faces closure
 
Posted on: 2009-Dec-03        GNA
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Mrs. Mary Agangmikre, the Upper East Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board, on Thursday warned operators of hotels and institutions in the tourism sector that the Board would close down tourist facilities particularly hotels that did not meet the required standards.

She told the GNA that warnings had been issued out to those who did not meet required standards and advised such defaulting operators to regularize their operations by getting the necessary documents.

Mr Agangmikre said required documents included permits from the Town and Country Planning Department, the Ghana National Fire Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ghana Police Service and the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of the Municipal and District assemblies.

She commended some hotels in the Region for their high level of hospitality and friendliness and said they would attract tourists to the region.