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The Department of Trade, Industry and Tourism, under the guidance of the Assembly deals with issues related to trade, cottage industry and tourism in the district.
The Department:
  • Assists in the formulation of policies on trade and tourism in the district within the framework of national policy and guidelines
  • Facilitates the implementation of policies on trade, industry and tourism in the District
  • Advises the District Assembly on issues related to trade and industry in the district
  • Assists in the:
  •             1. Collection and dissemination of tourism, trade and industry, statistical data and other information, and 
  •             2. Prevention of smuggling in collaboration with agencies responsible for internal security, Customs and Excise
  • Assists in sourcing funding to support the implementation of programmes and projects to promote trade and industry in the District
  • Facilitates the promotion and development of small scale industries in the District
  • Advises on the provision of credit for micro, small-scale and medium scale enterprises
  • Assists to design, develop and implement a plan of action to meet the needs and expectations of organized groups
  • Co-ordinates the organization of field extension works to identify projects, collates relevant data, disseminates information and provides feedback information
  • Assists and facilitates the provision of infrastructure required to accelerate the implementation of policies or execution of programmes on trade and industry including estates in the district
  • Assists in the establishment and management of rural and small-scale industries on commercial basis
  • Promotes the formation of associations, co-operative groups and other organizations which are beneficial to the development of small-scale industries
  • Assists in offering business and trading advisory information services
  • Facilitates the promotion of tourism in the district
  • Assists to identify, undertake studies and document tourism sites in the district
  • Facilitates private sector participation in the development of tourism in the district
  • Compiles a register of all trade, industry/associations in the district
  • Advises on prescription of conditions for the operation of markets by the private sector
  • Advises on licensing of petrol and gas services and filling stations in the district
  • Advises the Assemblies on the prohibition, restriction, regulation and licensing on the:
  •         (i) Manufacture (ii) Distillation (iii) Sale (iv)Transportation (v) Distribution (vi) Supply (vii) Possession, and (viii) Consumption of any alcoholic beverage including "akpeteshie", palm wine and fermented liquors; 
  • Assists to provide for the control, regulation, inspection, supervision and licensing of:
  •             (i) Social halls, dance halls and places of entertainment
  •             (ii) Hotels, rest-houses, lodging and eating houses, and
  •             (iii) Premises or lands where a profession, occupation, trade or business is carried out.



Phone: (+233) 243-186-657