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Gov’t orders Vendors at Arts Centre to relocate by end of June

Government has ordered vendors at the Arts and Crafts Centre near the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park to relocate to Kawukudi near the MUSIGA office by end of June to pave way for a demolition exercise on the 25th of this month.

The relocation has become necessary due to the construction of the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project which has existed since independence.

A statement from the Marine Drive Project says following this development, squatters at the Kawukudi site have been given money for transportation to move from the site.

The project aims at transforming Accra’s beachfront into a city Centre destination with a beautiful skyline that will showcase Ghana’s dignity and pride to the world.

It is a Public-Private Partnership and it is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture covering about 241 acres of land from the Christiansborg Castle to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.

The project is seeking to harness Arts, create a cultural village, boost tourism and create jobs for the youth within the catchment area.

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