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Kakum Canopy Walkway intact, safe and secure – Management

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KakumThe Management of the Kakum National Park and the Canopy Walkway, had denied media reports that the Canopy Walkway collapsed   on Wednesday.

Mr Francis Dontoh Cobbinah, Executive Director of the Ghana Heritage Conservative Trust (GHCT), who made this known during a press conference in Cape Coast on Thursday, said the Kakum Canopy Walkway had not collapsed, and that it was intact, safe and secure.

He said the Canopy Walkway built in 1995 by experienced Canadians and supported by some Ghanaians, was strictly maintained through the regular changing of various parts, tightening and oiling sections.

“For twenty years, the Kakum Canopy Walkway which is about 330 metres long, has been in operation without   any incidents.”

Mr Cobbinah said despite the fact that there was  an insurance cover for the facility, as well as  the staff and  people who used  it, Management had not compromised with its  regular  maintenance.

He said just last month all the bridges and nylon nets used on the walkway were changed, and new ones fixed.

He said any news that linked the collapse of the Bunso Arboretum canopy walkway in the Eastern Region to the Kakum walkway might have been accidental.

Mr Cobbinah, therefore, appealed to the various media houses with any reservations, to contact   the Management before going public.

He assured   the general public and regular users of the   Walkway  that their safety  would continue  to be Management’s topmost priority.

Mr Cobbinah, therefore, advised them not to harbour any negative  feelings  about the facility, but  continue  to  patronise  it.

Mr Cobbinah seized the opportunity to wish those who got injured in the collapsed  Bunso Arboretum Canopy Walkway in the Eastern Region,   speedy recovery.

Source: GNA

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