The Goge Africa team has been traveling to countries in Africa and the diaspora, promoting cultures, heritage, tourism and investment opportunities: In so doing, we have identified the gaps and challenges of traveling within the continent. This spurred our desire to advocate for inter-connectivity in Africa and the lowering of the barriers that impede travels in Africa. To this end we decided to start this advocacy from our region: West Africa. This gave birth to Destination West Africa Project DWAP.
Because it is such a huge project, we got some stakeholders to partner with us.
The gap in local tourism movement, inter-connectivity, trade and investment within the West African sub-region and Africa in general spurred our strategic collaboration with organizations and stakeholders to change the narrative starting with Destination West Africa Project.
Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali
I therefore encourage all and sundry, particularly our continental bodies such as the African Union, our very own ECOWAS, to lend support to this committed individuals and groups to stand stronger and take the lead role in re-building our tourism. Destination West Africa Project and the destination West Africa is the place to be. As Barrack Obama said, Yes We Can. I will say indeed we can. Long live tourism. Long live Goge Africa. Long live Destination West Africa Project.
It is very seldom that travel and media professionals gather with one objective which starts as a cultural exchange program, a mutual interest in sharing the historic, cultural and other common interests between Africans but end up creating jobs and economic opportunities and rapprochement between us all. I am very excited about the project.