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Anambra to reposition tourism sector



…Ogbunike Cave, other sites to receive boost

ANAMBRA State Government has assured its readiness to reposition tourism into more lucrative and productive sector in order to shore up the state’s revenue base.

  Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Entertainment, Mr. Don Onyenji, gave the assurance while receiving delegates from the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture Abuja and National Commission for Museum and Monuments.

  Speaking during a team tour of Ogbunike Cave with the team, Onyenji also gave the state government’s commitment to boosting infrastructure in the tourism site and other tourist attractions in the state to meet global standard.

  According to Onyenji, the proposals are part of Gov. Chukwuma Soludo’s drive to develop the state’s tourism is to showcase Anambra’s historical and cultural endowments to the outside world.

  Speaking after the tour, Assistant Chief Cultural Officer of Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Blessing Onwughalu said that federal government is collaborating with Anambra State in order to make Ogbunike Cave not just a national monument but international heritage site.

  While noting that tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sector in the world, Mrs. Onwughalu noted that the Soludo’s led administration is working in tandem with the federal government to ensure that Ogbunike cave becomes a tourist attraction.

  It will be recalled that the delegates are on a visit to carry out further research of the legendary Ogbunike Cave following its recent listing by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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