The Tain District Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region is determined to transform the Menji Crocodile Pond into an eco-tourism site.
The rehabilitation work is aimed at attracting more tourists to the pond, thereby increasing revenue mobilisation for the District Assembly to finance its numerous infrastructural projects across the district.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Madam Charity Foriwaa Dwommoh, lauded the initiative taken by the assembly, adding that this will help woo both domestic and foreign tourists to the district.
She called for stakeholder support to help improve the site to serve as a one-stop shop for tourists who visit the area.
Mrs Dwommoh was hopeful that the site, if properly maintained and managed, will enhance the creation of both direct and indirect employment to ease the rate of unemployment in the area.
She said the government is still bent on creating employment for the youth, especially, those in the rural communities, to discourage them from migrating to the various urban centres in search of nonexistent jobs.
The DCE highlighted on some steps taken by the government to help reduce unemployment in the district.
She cited the recent distribution of the oil palm seedlings to farmers, as part of initiatives taken to improve their livelihoods.