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ADANWOMASE VISITOR CENTER

Ghana has a lot offer in terms of cultural wealth and diversity. With the growth of the tourism industry , the cultural sector has the potential to play an increasing economic role. Recognizing the importance of cultural heritage , particularly in relation to traditional textile, and its potential role economic development, the European Commission accepted in November 2007 , to support the "Ghana Traditional Textile Project: Conservation and Tourism Development" with GH CEDIS 340,000, funded through a grant over a period of three years. The project is being implemented under the Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC).






This project follows an innovative approach in making the link between cultural heritage, preservative of cultural tradition and economic development in order to improve the life of the people of four traditional textile communities in three different regions(Volta, Ashanti and Northern Regions) and to stimulate tourism facilities in four selected towns (Adanwomase,Kpetoe, Ntonso and Daboya)




This is intended to generate more revenue, create jobs and therefore reduce the existing poverty of the residents in the area and its surroundings and improving their social and economic conditions.

Furthermore, the Ghana Traditional Textile Project has also the potential to contribute to regional integration in the cultural sector, promoting cultural richness and intangible values of Ghanaian traditional textiles across Ghana and hopefully also West Africa and increasing the number of tourists coming to Ghana from all around the world to appreciate and enjoy a world-class traditional textile tourism experience.Within the project activities, the Adanwomase Visitor's Centre in the Ashanti Region was officially launched on April 29, at Adanwomase.
With the CISP programme, the European Commission intends to support the National Cultural Strategy of Ghan by funding activities in the areas of human resources development, employment and income generation, research and support to non state actors from the Cultural sector. The main target group are civil society organizations because of their commitment to the development of democracy and the promotion of shared values, such as national unity within the context of ethnic diversity.

The contribution from the European Commission for the CISP is 2 Million Euros over a period of three and a half years, til end of 2010. All project activities are implemented by National Commission on Culture.