Establishment of the Trust
Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT) also known as “The Trust” is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization set up to promote the preservation and conservation of Ghana’s historic monuments, sites and biodiversity. GHCT was set up in August 1996 and registered in February 1997 under the Trustee Incorporation Act of 1962 (Act 106). The Deed establishing the Fund was signed in 2000 with USAID with a seventeen-member Board and with USAID as an ex-officio member of the Board. GHCT started full operations in 1997.
“The Trust” has consolidated the gains achieved during the Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation (NRCHP) project resulting in the creation of Kakum Conservation Area (KCA), the restoration of Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, and Fort Saint Jago also in Elmina among others. To ensure that “The Trust” is able to perform its assigned tasks, GHCT is supported by a $2million endowment fund held in the U.S.A.
What we stand for
GHCT intends to become a leader in the promotion, conservation and preservation of Ghana’s historic, cultural and natural heritage
To develop, enhance and manage the natural, cultural and historic environmental potential of the Central Region; while acting as the catalyst for the same across Ghana, through sustainable partnerships with relevant stakeholders
- Facilitate and support the functions of the Park and Monuments and selected socio-economic activities in operating communities.
- Raising funds and leverage additional resources to grow the endowment.
- Advocate policies and initiatives that support the Trust’s mission in pursuit of Ghana’s development and maintenance of the Park and Monuments.
- Catalyze other historic preservation and natural resource conservation project
Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB)
To conserve wildlife in Ghana in general and manage wildlife protected areas in particular within representative ecological zones of the country.
Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA)
The Ghana Tourism Authority is the public service agency responsible for promoting regulating tourism in Ghana as well as licensing and classification of tourism facilities and services, research and development.
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