Mama Rams dominated in our male populated industry | Yirifa Yunus

Celebrated highlife musician, Ibrahim Ramatu who was known in showbiz as Mama Rams, was laid to rest on Monday 10 February 2020, at her home town in Walewale, after a short illness. The late Northern iconic songstress was a mother of two sons.

In 2004, Mama Rams first Album, “Lam bela bela” which was released under the Record Label – Big Time Entertainment made its way into the record books as one of the most sold Albums at the time. Over 10, 000 copies were sold in the first few months of its release. Mama Rams became a household name in most parts of Ghana in less than a year of her breakthrough.Mumuni Yirifa Yunus

On the topic of tourism, arts, and culture, Mr. Yunus believed that the former deputy minister Dr. Iddi Ziblim could have done better. Some of us wished he was made substantive minister given his career as a political lecturer.

”May he was a bit restricted because he was just a deputy minister, but on second thought he could have done better because he was a member of parliament. Even if your boss wouldn’t allow you do things you could have raised a number of issues on the floor of parliament to draw the attention of the house of potential tourist sites in Northern Ghana”

Yirifa Yunus

According to Yirifa Yunus, tourism is very important to the development of any country, state or kingdom, unfortunately, Dagban has not been able to take full advantage of that sector, despite its huge tourism potentials.

the World Travel and Tourism Council in a report in 2017, tourism contributed GH¢573.3 million, representing 6.2 percent of GDP in 2017.
This means tourism could become an important avenue for revenue mobilization in Dagbon if well harnessed.

Since the carving of the Savannah and North East Regions from the Northern Region, there has been little of what is left in the tourism sector for the new Northern Region.

The famous Mole National Park, the Larabanga Mosque, the Salaga Slave Market, and the Gambaga Escarpment have all been taken out he said.

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