The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has noted with concern, and strongly condemns the increasing spate of advertising of sex parties and other related sex activities in hotels, nightclubs, movie houses, pubs and other tourism establishments.
The Authority wishes to inform its stakeholders and the public that the Tourism Act 2011, Act 817 that established it, tasked it to among other things investigate and take measures to eliminate illegal, dishonorable, unsound and improper activities in relation to any activity regulated under the Act.
The Authority wishes to remind all stakeholders and the public that it will not hesitate to invoke the relevant sections of its establishment Act on Advertisement and Promotion to bring all illegal acts and any perpetrator to book.
Over the weekend, the Authority collaborated with National Security and the Ghana Police Service to arrest one of the perpetrators of this act and close down a Hotel in Gbawe, a suburb of Accra, where a sex party had been arranged and advertised.
The Authority will continue to work with the Police Service and other Security Agencies to close down and prosecute tourism enterprises and event organizers involved in these acts that cast a slur on the image of Ghana.
The Authority will stop at nothing to sanitize the industry towards promotion and marketing Ghana as a safe and sustainable tourism destination.
We count on all Ghanaians to support the Authority to stop these activities and join our efforts in promoting Ghana as a leading tourism destination in West Africa.