The Ghana Tourism Authority has launched the 2019 Kwahu Easter Paragliding Festival at the Atibie Odweanoma mountain in the Eastern Region.
This year’s festival is dubbed Heritage Fun and Fly.
13 pilots from Peru, Romania, USA, Japan and Germany including locally trained Ghanaians will be flying patrons this year.
Speaking at the official launch of this year’s celebration, Minister of Tourism, Barbara Oteng Gyasi promised that her outfit will continue to improve the infrastructural development of the paragliding site.
She, however, indicated that more Ghanaians will be trained in the coming months to add up to the number of local pilots in the country.
“The training will be fast-tracked to ensure that more pilots are trained so we can celebrate the festival more often,” she said.
“We will continue to add to the infrastructure of this site as well as make paragliding not just a yearly event but an activity which will be held more often in order to ensure that Kwahu benefits from the revenue that it generates,” Mrs. Oteng Gyasi added.
The first Paragliding Festival was held in 2005 and 14 years, later, the Minister assured that the government is committed at making Ghana a preferred tourist destination.