Jinapor Woos Tourists To Damongo

Samuel A. Jinapor


Member of Parliament (MP) for Damongo and Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor has called on the public to visit the Damongo Constituency, which he says is the number one tourist destination in northern Ghana.

He said the Constituency, which is made up of 104 towns, villages and communities, is home to several historic sites, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cultural diversity.

Mr. Jinapor, speaking in Parliament said tourism offers a glimpse into the history, culture and nature, and thus should not be reserved for foreigners alone.

He said there are several tourist attractions in the country, which if well patronised, will contribute substantially to the economy.

Highlighting some of the tourist attractions in Damongo, he mentioned the Larabanga Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Africa, mostly referred to as “the Mecca of West Africa.”

Mr. Jinapor also mentioned the Mystic Stone, also located at Larabanga.

Other tourist attractions cited by the MP included the Mognori Eco Village, a community-based tourism project in Mognori that provides a range of tourist activities such as guided nature walks, traditional drumming, dancing and handicraft demonstrations, as well as the Mole National Park.

Mr. Jinapor said Damongo, which serves as the capital of the Savannah Region, as well as the Gonja Kingdom, and which hosts the famous Jakpa Skin, exudes cultural richness, and offers patrons rich cultural and historical experience of the Gonja people, including their festivals, such as the Damba and Fire (or Jintigi) Festivals.

MP for Ketu South, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, urged the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, to consider Mr. Jinapor’s statement and explore the various tourist destinations for employment opportunities for the youth.

By Samuel Boadi