Journalists who went to cover the commissioning of the Odweanoma Paragliding Field in the Kwahu South District were left stranded on Monday as the vehicle which was conveying them to the venue got stuck in mud in the middle of the journey to the take-off point of the paragliding site.
Journalists from Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, UTV, Ghanaian Times, Ghana News Agency, Daily Graphic, Joy News, and Citi News had to continue the rest of the journey navigating strategically through the muddy road after abandoning the vehicle in the mud.
Saloon cars and other buses who could not manoeuvre their way through the mud for fear of being stuck also packed their vehicles and continued on foot.
The 5km partial reconstruction of the Kwahu Atibie paragliding road which has seen the construction of gutters along with it and widening of the road by the contractor has stalled for some time now rendering the road muddy and unmotorable whenever it rains.
Speaking to Citi News on the state of the road, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyemang who indicated that it is of great concern to management said the authority will mount pressure on the contractor to deliver.
“The road is in a bad state but we see that work is ongoing and the gutters are being done. Last year when we came here for the paragliding festival, the Minister of Roads assured us it had been given on contract and the contractor is on-site which we have seen some diversions ongoing”.
“We will only go back and appeal that they should be fast track it as the president has said. The President has assured that this year is the year of roads. We know that once the contractor is on-site we can put pressure to ensure that he finishes it so that when we come back to Easter next year 2021 this would be one of the best tourist sites in Ghana”.