November 16, 2021

The Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture, Mohamed Awal has told Parliament the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has prepared a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between GTA and the East Gonja Assembly and the Traditional Authority in line with Legislative Instrument (LI) 2393 for the redevelopment of the Salaga slave market, as well as Slave wells, and to convert a discussed receptive facility into a museum and guest facility.

Fortunately, he noted, some of the relics of the Slave trade are still available in the receptive facility.

 The Salaga Lorry Park and the Slave Market have been given out on contract under the President’s Special Initiatives and the contractors have been prevailed upon to landscape the slave market area as part of the development of the market.

 In addition, a consultant is being procured for the Slave Route Heritage site project under the Ghana Tourism Development Project funded by the World Bank which will involve Salaga.

This came to light when Member of Parliament for Salaga South, Zuwera Mohammed Ibrahimah wanted to know the Ministry’s plan to reactivate the Slave market and related tourist sites such as the slave wells that are associated to it.