The Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture’s strive to resolve the serious funding problems facing the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, has led the ministry to introduce a technology at the six out of eight Museums and Monument Board offices throughout the country to stop revenue leakages.
This came to light when the Minister for Tourism, Art and Culture, Mrs Catherine Afeku stormed the Cape Coast and Elmina castles with her Technical team to install the digital machine to monitor the revenue collection as well as to uplift the image of service.
The Minister said there is a lot of misconception that revenue leakages is on the rise but said the only way to prove this or otherwise is to bring technology because there are 340 staff working at Cape Coast castle alone and there is the possibility of having some bad nuts among them.
Mrs. Afeku who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Evalue-Gwira Ajomoro said her ministry will provide uniforms for the staff of Museums and Monument Board with their name on badges to make them proud of their work and bring the desire change of the service.
She expressed worry about the continuous open defecation around the castle, hinting that her Ministry is in the process of constructing toilet facilities at the castle for the residents and warned perpetrators who will be caught despite the provision of toilets will be dealt with.
On his part, the Assistant Director of Museum, Cape Coast castle, Mr. Ebenezer Collins Bordoh said his colleagues will embrace the technology machine which will improve the revenue collection.