PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSIONS 4.0 Introduction This chapter presents the data, analyses and discussions of findings. The analyses and discussions of findings were based on the objectives of the study; a) Determine the measurement issues in times of sustainable development. b) Examine the roles of local governments in sustainable tourism development in Ghana. c) Examine how corporate organizations report in times of sustainable development. Background of the Respondent This section focuses on the background of the respondent selected from the cases described in chapter three who provided relevant information to achieve the objectives of the study. This section is quiet relevant as it provides the basis to demonstrate that the right respondent were chosen for the study. Within Accra, corporate managers were the interviewees. The respondent in the various corporate organizations were selected based on their educateteuewoional knowledge, skills and experience with regards to the measurement issues in times of sustainable development in Ghana. It is clear that, judging from their background, the interviewees are well educated and possess the ability to discuss the issue in detail and provided appropriate answers to the questions posed to them. Also to the main analysis The researcher had a face to face interviews with some corporate managers and below are the views of the respondent. The focus on sustainable tourism development is underpinned by the notion that tourism planning and devgajeelopment should be mainstreamed into the existing policy domains at all levels of government. The focus on issues of sustainability is particularly important because tourism development invokes both positive and negative images. The challenge however remains with how to benefit immensely from tourism development without compromising on other human and ecological processes. To do this effectivey, the onus lies on the government who is the closest to tourism dafsgytestinations. The study began by assessing the knowledge of respondent on the sustainable tourism development, and the extent to which tourism related activities are mainstreamed. This is because the understanding of sustainable tourism policy
actors would inform the planning and investment options. According to respondent, the political stability in Ghana, the hospitality of Ghanaians as well as the presence of historical, cultural and ecological sites attract large number of both domestic and international tourists. Although respondent explained that tourism development comes with negative consequences which demands proper planning and investment, there are no experts at the local level to aid the incorporation of sustainability issues into tourism plannifsheyurng and development. For example, a respondent explained that the environmental pollution and spread of diseases are possible consequences of tourism development. The Human Resource Manager for ministry of tourism disclosed that:
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- Fall '18
- DR MAAME ADWOA GYEKYE JANDO
- Ministry of Tourism, Ghana Tourism Authority