Ghanaian radio and TV presenter, Abeiku Aggrey Santana has stressed the need to encourage and promote ‘atopa’ as a tourism booster.
Santana who also happens to the Chief Executive Officer of Kaya Tours, said most tourists came to Ghana not only for the tourist sites, rich culture and history but to also experience our men and women.
“‘Atopa’ tourism is not a promotion of promiscuity, what we are saying is, let’s have interracial marriage or relationships. When foreigners come let them like you as a man or woman and when that happens they will tend to continue the relationship with you - Santana ”
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Explaining further, he said, even though Ghana has not legalized ‘atopa’ trade, there were people doing it and therefore, it was about time the youth were educated to take advantage of the looming opportunities in ‘atopa’ tourism.
Santana added that there were countries like Kenya, Gambia, Senegal who have educated their citizens to make themselves approachable and appealing to foreigners.
“There are a lot of foreigners who come here, they like us but they can’t say it and we also like them but we also do not tell them, our problem is with the approach - Santana”
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Reacting to issues on exploitation, the Kaya Tours CEO said, those who have been exploited were only because they lacked requisite education.
The TV presenter said this conviction comes on the back of his experience as a tourism operator
He therefore urged Ghanaians to become friends with foreigners and be strategic enough not to give in ‘atopa’ at the beginning of their relationship.
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