• Three principal components of project:
    • Conservation of important biodiversity sites
    • Preservation of the cultural/historic heritage of the area---this component resulted in:
      • The establishment of Kakum Conservation Area.
      • Restoration of the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and Fort St. Jago.
      • Tourism promotion and interpretive services being pursued.
  • Specific programme areas include:
    • Maintenance and effective management of facilities and infrastructure.
    • Create awareness of the monuments and Park.
    • Public education on the importance of conserving the resource.
    • Support research work relating to the Parks and Monuments.
    • Disseminate Information.
    • Provide economic growth activities in communities.
    • Leverage additional resources to grow the endowment.
    • Advocate for policies that support conservation and preservation.
    • Catalyse other historic preservation and natural resource conservation projects in Ghana.

Support to partners- WD & GMMB

Development of Communities

Kakum National park Visitor Centre and the Canopy Walkway

GHCT manages KNPVC collaboratively with Wild Life Division of the Forestry Commission. The Division is responsible for visitor relations and tour guiding. GHCT has responsibility for maintenance, daily management and further development of the Visitor Centre and the Canopy Walkway. GHCT maintains maintenance staff, sanitation staff, reception staff and other categories of staff numbering about 24 on site. The Centre attracts over 180,000 visitors per year.

Facilities at the Centre include:

  1. Exhibition Centre
  2. Rainforest Cafe (Restaurant)
  3. Washrooms
  4. Gift shops
  5. Canopy Walkway
  6. Kakum Rainforest Lodge
  7. Afrafranto Campsite and Tree house
  8. Picnic Areas and Amphitheatre
  9. Bamboo Retreat Centre
  10. Hiking

Operational units at the Centre:

  1. Development and Maintenance Section
  2. Finance /Accounts Section
  3. Lodging and Accommodation
  4. Sanitation and Hygiene Section
  5. Safety and Security Section
  6. Tour guiding

ICT Centre at Abrafo/Odumase

Strategic plan implementation ( 2013-2017 )

20th Anniversary of the establishment of GHCT ( March 2016)

Partnerships, Collaborations

GHCT works in collaboration with a number of institutions to further its objectives. Some:

  • Major Partners
    1. GMMB
    2. WD
    3. GTA
  • Other Collaborators
    1. MMDAs- ( Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Municipal Assembly, Twifo hemeng Lower Denkyira District Assembly, Assin South District Assembly, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Assembly )
    2. Traditional Authorities ( Denkyira, Twifo Hemeng, Assin Attandanso, Assin Apimenim, Abura, Oguaa, Eguafo, Edina )
    3. CEDECOM
    4. NGOs ( ProWorld, UNDP-Small Grants Programme, etc )
    5. Over 50 Communities around KCA