A three-prong infrastructure and service strategy to brand and market Ghana as “the centre of the world” will soon start in Tema as the nation leverages on her unique geographical location in the global tourism market.

The project involves the redevelopment of the Presbyterian Church in Tema Community One, the Construction of a Cruise Liner terminal complex as part of the Tema port Expansion project and the redevelopment of the Tema Country Golf Club.

Mr Kwadwo Odame Antwi, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Development Company Limited, told a press conference at the Tema Country Golf Club, that designs for the infrastructure for the ‘centre of the world” project were being developed mainly by Sir David Adjei, the celebrated Ghanaian born architect.

According to him, the designs could be ready by August 2018, and that some investors had been identified to help develop various infrastructure which had their own unique construction lifetime adding that total work would last for four years.

Mr Antwi said the Cruise terminal complex which would have an iconic structure, would accommodate huge world class cruisers to bring in tourists who would be able to sight the meridian rock before disembarking.

He said the Presbyterian Church at Community One which also sits of the Greenwich meridian, would have a prayer sanctuary, gift/ souvenir shop and other metaphysical outlets.

On the Tema Country Golf Club, he said the golf course would be re-grassed and expanded with a world class resort and other facilities which would be PGA certified to attract global celebrated golfers.

He said the project would also drive domestic tourism and that pieces of information, which had been well crafted, would be disseminated to give maximum projection on the project.

Key partners on the project include the UMB Bank, the Ghana Free Zones Authority and the State Insurance Company.

Tema, the last human settlement on the Greenwich meridian (Longitude Zero) is just 500 kilometres away from where the Equator (Latitude zero) meets the Greenwich meridian, the true centre of the world.


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