President Akufo-Addo has indicated that the Aburi Botanical Gardens will soon see a facelift as part of government’s plans to boost tourism.
Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, 6 October 2021, when he paid a courtesy call on Nana Otuobour Djan Kwasi II, the Chief of Aburi, at the commencement of day 2 of his 3-day tour of the Eastern Region.
The President revealed that he has already held discussions with the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, about the redevelopment of the Aburi Gardens, which has resulted in the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, including the project in the yet-to-be-read 2022 budget.
“Aburi Botanical Gardens is of great important to me. Indeed, the history of the Gardens is known to us all. It is important to the country, and we will protect its heritage for future generations. Nana, you made mention of Kew Gardens. The time has come for the world to also know about the potential of Aburi Gardens.”