Ghana Tourist Board urged to add other tourism activities during paragliding festival
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has called on the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) to include other tourism activities in the Kwahu area during the paragliding festival.
He explained that, such a move would expand the festival to cover the whole of the Kwahu ridge and help improve upon the standard of living of the people.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo gave the advice when a delegation of the GTB, led by its Chief Executive, Mr Julius Debrah, paid a courtesy call on him in Koforidua at the weekend, to brief him on the plans and programmes for this year’s paragliding festival.
He said the highest habitable place in Ghana is cited in the Kwahu area, “that is the Ramseyer Centre at Abetifi within the Presbyterian Church yard”, which could serve as an interesting place for people, who are religiously inclined.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said there are beautiful houses in the area, which were not being used and the GTB could negotiate with the owners to rent it out during the peak of the festival.
He was happy that the paragliding festival was named after Ferdinand Ayim, to assure the youth of the country that when they give off their best for the country, they would be recognized.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo called on Kwahu citizens to partner the government to develop the tourism potentials in the Kwahu area.
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