The Ghana Tourism Authority says the road from Atibie to Odweanoma mountain, the paragliding take-off point, will be completed before the Kwahu Easter Paragliding Festival in April 2020.
In an interview with Citi News at the Mpraeso Palace, the Deputy CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Ekow Sampson said a number of other projects will be completed in time for patrons to have a nice experience.
“Contractors are currently on-site working on the road. As we speak, the work has started but was stopped due to reasons which I’m not aware but now the contractors are on it trying to fix it. And it will be tarred and ready for use during the paragliding festival.”
“We are also going to pave the whole compound and we are creating a VIP food court which will also be commissioned to mark the 15th anniversary.”
Patrons of this year’s festival will also enjoy a smooth ride to the top as issues pertaining to health and safety have been duly taken care of by the Ghana Tourism Authority and its key stakeholders, according to Mr. Sampson.
“Usually we have the emergency response unit from Kwahu. The health unit provides us with an ambulance which is always ready and stationed. We also have men from 64 Battalions who are there for the rescue mission to rescue people should they find themselves in trouble. We also have the police who will also ensure that no criminal activity takes place. So these are things we have put in place in collaboration with the red cross, NADMO, fire service and other security agencies to help support health and safety of patrons.”
“I want to assure every patron that proper health and safety measures have been put in place to ensure that they have a nice time because we are working tirelessly in partnership with the security agencies to ensure that everyone is safe. I will take this opportunity to caution patrons to be of good behaviour when they come. The festival is not for people to commit a crime, steal, exhibit nudity but it’s for us to show our rich culture, make money by selling our goods and promote our domestic tourism.”