Abeiku Aggrey Sanrana, who is Ghanaian tourism ambassador and also an On Air Personality, has advocated the need to encourage and promote sex as a tourism booster, this is according to a report by Eturbonews.com.
Santana, who is also the chief executive officer of Kaya Tours, disclosed that most tourists come to Ghana not only to experience the rich culture and history of the people and their tourist attractions but also to experience Ghana’s men and women.
“Sex 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,” he said
According to him, even though Ghana has not legalised sex trade, there are people doing it and therefore, it is about time the youth were educated to take advantage of the looming opportunities in sex tourism, adding that there are 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,” he added.
Aware of the view against sex tourism, especially child sex tourism Santana said those who have been exploited were only because they lacked requisite education.
“People who have been exploited are those who have not been educated, if you are educated and you know what is at stake for you, you will not allow yourself to be exploited because you have an agenda and aim.’’
He said he based his advocacy on his experience as a tourism operator.
“Become friends with them and be strategic enough not to give in sex at the beginning of the relationship,” he noted.