The Role of “Homowo” Festival of the Gas in the Promotion of Cultural Tourism in La

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CAPE COAST POLYTECHNIC

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

THE ROLE OF “HOMOWO” FESTIVAL OF THE GAS IN THE PROMOTION OF CULTURAL TOURISM IN LA

BY

NAWARU MOHAMMED FUSEINI
PATIENCE FOFO AMOAH
ZEMEME AKOTO

SEMPTEMBER 2006
CAPE COAST POLYTECHNIC

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

THE ROLE OF “HOMOWO” FESTIVAL OF THE GAS IN THE PROMOTION OF CULTURAL TOURISM IN LA

BY

NAWARU MOHAMMED FUSEINI 02/03/0054/D/TOR
PATIENCE FOFO AMOAH 02/03/0019/D/TOR
ZEMEME AKOTO 02/03/0016/D/TOR

A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND ARTS OF CAPE COAST POLYTECHNIC IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF HIGHER
NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) IN TOURISM

SEPTEMBER 2006
DECLARATION

We hereby declare that except for references to other people’s work, which have been duly cited, this project work is the result of our own original research and no part of it has been presented for another Higher National Diploma in any institution.

NAME OF STUDENT’S SIGNATURE

Nawaru Mohammed Fuseini ………………………

Patience Fofo Amoah …………………………

Zememe Akoto…………………………

DATE: ……………………………………..

CERTIFICATION

The undersigned certify that he has read and recommend to the Tourism Department of the School of Applied Sciences and Arts of Cape Coast Polytechnic for the acceptance of this project.

Supervisor’s signature…………………………………..… Date……………………… MR. FRANKLIN DACOSTA
(SUPERVISOR)

DEDICATION

We dedicate this project work to the Almighty God and the late Mr. Andrews Obidiaba, the former Head of Tourism Department, Cape Coast Polytechnic.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

All thanks and praises to the Almighty God for sustaining us throughout all these years. It is by His Grace and Mercy that this project work has come into existence.

We wish to express our profound gratitude to all those who have contributed in one way or the other in bringing this research work into being. Space will not permit us to list names of all of them. However, special mention should be made of Mr. Franklin Dacosta, our project supervisor for his valuable suggestions, comments and criticisms which extremely enriched the contents of this work.

Special thanks go to all lecturers of the Tourism Department, especially Mr.S.B. Owusu-Mintah (Head of Tourism Department) and Mr. U.S. Tetteh (Liberal studies Department).

Also, we owe a debt of gratitude to all those who supported us spiritually and financially namely: Mr. Felix Akoto and family, Mr. Baba Hafiz and family, Mr. Seth Nii Akwei Allotey, Mrs. Faustina Lomo and Mr. Johathan Nartey and family. Our gratitude also goes to all the staff of EDSAM Computers, especially Jennis Hackey for typing and printing the manuscripts. Finally, profound thanks go to all those who contributed in one way or the other towards our education and also to the Tourism class of 2006, it has been a pleasure knowing all of you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTPAGE

Title page …………………………………………………………………….i Declaration …………………………………………………………………..ii Certification ………………………………………………………………….iii Dedication …………………………………………………………………...iv Acknowledgement …………………………………………………………..v Table of Contents …………………………………………………………...vi List of Figures ……………………………………………………………….vii List of Tables ………………………………………………………………..viii

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
1. Background of the Study…………………………………………….…...1 1. Statement of the Research Problem……………………………..……..7 2. Objectives of the Study……………………………………………………8 3. Justification of the Study……………………………………………….....8 4. Research Questions………………………………………………………9 5. Organization of the Study…………………………………………………9 6. Definition of Terms………………………………………………………...10 7. Significance of the Study………………………………………………….11 8. Study Area………………………………………………………………….11

CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW
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