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Engineers express satisfaction with Bunso Canopy Walkway

Bunso Canopy WalkwayMr Ben Richard Aniagyei of the Ghana Institutions of Engineers has expressed satisfaction with the work done on the Bunso Canopy Walkway after an inspection of the repair works.

He said the management of the tourist centre has been cooperative to ensure that all the areas that needed further improvement had been attended to.

Mr Aniagyei said this during the third and final inspection of the facility to check the safety and integrity of the facility, after the July 1 disaster, in which 21 people sustained injuries at Bunso.

He explained that, the major issues have been attended to, and that, the recommendations made will further enhance the “integrity and safety of the facility”.

Mr Aniagyei said the institute would write its final report to the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), the regulatory body, on their findings and conclusions for the necessary approval.

Mr Alex Boakye, Director of Quality Assurance, Ghana Tourism Authority, said the Authority is waiting on the recommendations from the engineers to determine whether to issue the license for the use of the Canopy Walkway.

He said they are mandated, under the new tourism Act 817, to regulate all tourism enterprises, and that, they have commissioned engineers from the Ghana Institutions of Engineers to look at all canopy walkways to access its strength and determine the current capacities to ensure its safe use by visitors.

He said the engineers have inspected the Ave Maria walkway at Tema, the Bunso canopy walkway, the Aviation Center walkway and the Zip line at Oboo Kwahu lodge.

He said they want the engineers to certify the safety of the site before they are permitted to operate.

Mr Baffoe Peprah, Site Manager, Bunso Arboretum Ecotourism Center, urged the public to have confidence in the management of the center and patronize the facility because their safety is assured.

Source: GNA

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