John Andrew Richardson; the tourism aficionado revolutionising the sector in Ghana

Oligarch Africa Tours

Not many youths in the country are interested in promoting domestic tourism. Probably, the fear is that any investment you commit to it may not yield the expected returns, as patronage of our domestic tourist centres have not really been encouraging.

It means you need someone who is business inclined and willing to take risk to venture into such areas. That is the kind of person John Andrew Richardson, affectionately known as JAR, is. He takes risk!

As a budding, and visionary entrepreneur making great strides, John has the vision to create yielding employment opportunities through the establishment of viable enterprises and business ventures.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Theatre Arts holder from the University of Ghana aspires to build a business empire whose influence will travel beyond the boundaries of nations.

His passion for business and tourism has led him to establish Oligarch Africa Limited, a company that deals in local and international travel and tour and other related services.

Oligarch Africa Limited

Oligarch Africa Tours, a subsidiary of Oligarch Africa LTD, has officially began operations in Ghana to positively impact the country’s tourism sector.

Registered and incorporated in August 2020, the company seeks to deepen the Ghanaian tourism experience through the organization of both international and local tours for individuals and organisations.

It provides visa acquisition support, airline ticketing, hotel accommodation and car rentals including concierge services.

The inspiration behind the establishment of Oligarch Africa Tours

After travelling for relaxation to Morocco, he realized lots of people genuinely want to travel for various reasons; amongst them are leisure, health, tourism, business and education. The complex and thorough process of getting a visa or travelling documents make it frustrating for people who are interested in travelling and in some cases gets duped by some fake travel agents. The above gave rise to the thought of establishing a travel and tour firm that will ostensibly make local and international travel easy and seamless.

Since the beginning of creation, humans have travelled from far and near, be it for greener pastures, adventure, to experience different cultures or flee from the threat of harm. Travelling is part of us and it is in constant demand. Also, the sense of satisfaction we get from helping people create timeless memories.

Oligarch Africa Tours long-term vision is to be uniquely positioned as the most credible and reliable travel and Tour Company in the Africa Sub-region with satellite offices across the globe.

He intends to change the face of tourism in Ghana saying value addition is key as far as tourism is concerned and that Oligarch’s internal research indicates that there are several tourist sites yet to be discovered and taken advantage of. “We intend to create enough awareness and let investors know about the economic viability of local tourism. Visibility is viability; therefore, Oligarch Africa will make it a priority to sell the brand Ghana in our international tours and bring tourists into Ghana to experience the culture,” he says.

Taking the tourism sector by storm

Although Oligarch Africa Tours is an emerging travel and tour company in Ghana, it had already organized some memorable local and international tours for individuals and companies.

The company in December 2020, sent a group of people on a tour to South Africa.  The team of tourists visited over 25 tourist sites in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Rustenburg, and Soweto.

Particular attention was paid to Sandton city, the most expensive city in South Africa and the whole of Africa—which is home to the unique Nelson Mandela Square, a monument which was erected in the memory of the nation’s hero, Nelson Mandela.

The Square is home to over 1,000 retail outlets, a recreation centre and a chain of restaurants with the giant statue of Nelson Mandela greeting visitors at the entrance of the premises.

Other places visited by Oligarch Africa Tours team was the Sandton City Mall, The Mall of Africa, Mandela House & Hector Peterson Memorial, Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City, Emperor Palace, Suncity, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg Zoo, Lion and Safari Park, Union Buildings amongst others.

Future Prospect

Speaking to journalists in Accra after the December 2021 tour in South Africa, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oligarch Africa Tours, John Andrew Richardson, assured patrons that the company aims at exposing them to different cultures and rare lifetime experiences, adding that: “Oligarch Africa help release stress and anxiety by providing avenues for clients to create new memories and experience different cultures…”

Beyond exposing patrons to rare lifetime experiences, the CEO further noted that Oligarch Africa’s entrance into the Ghanaian tourism sector will spur the progress and development of the individuals.

Next trip

Oligarch Africa Tours will on April 14, 2022, make another trip to South Africa’s Cape Town for another interesting experience and is, therefore, encouraging individuals and organizations to take advantage of this and explore Cape Town, the most beautiful city in Africa and one of the best in the world.

With a chain of businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana. He is currently reading Public Administration at the same University.

At present, John is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of several businesses. He can be reached on,

Facebook: John Andrew Richardson

Instagram: jar_official1

Twitter:   jar_official1

Email: [email protected]

Mob: +233244475036

Some of the brand names to his credit include.


JABIRG LLC is a limited liability company that was incorporated in 2018 and began operations that same year. The company is involved in general construction, real estate, civil engineering, and sale of building materials. Jabirg has a high visibility on social media and can be reached on.

Facebook: The Jabirg Group

Instagram: @jabirgllc

Twitter: @ jabirglimited

Email: [email protected]


JAR is a business consulting agency established in 2019 to offers business consultancy services to start-ups. The company assist new businesses and already established ones with vital business advice in terms of auditing, filing of taxes, filing of annual returns, etc. It provides exquisite and timely services to clients. JAR Consult can be contacted via,

Instagram: @jar_consult

Facebook: jarconsult19

Email: [email protected]

John Andrew Richardson is currently reading Public Administration at the same University.





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