Ghana gets first paragliding pilot

jonathan-quaye.kwahu-paraglidingMr Jonathan Quaye, Ghana’s first Paragliding pilot, has expressed his joy of partaking in this year’s Easter paragliding festival after successful training in Pune, India.

This year’s festival, which was the 11th in the series, was held from Friday, March 25, to Sunday, March 28, and as usual, attracted many visitors from abroad and across the nation.

As part of the festival, ten seasoned international paragliding pilots from the United States of America, Peru, Japan, France and Belgium came to the country to fly passengers during the event.

There were also fun activities such as food bazaar and indoor games including ludo, draught, oware, playing cards and scrabble as well live band music and cultural performances.

Mr Quaye, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said he received six months training in paragliding in Pune, India in 2015 after he developed an interest in paragliding.

He urged Ghanaians to develop an interest in this field and also take the needed bold steps to train as a paragliding pilot.

Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, the Eastern Regional Minister, commended the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, for their efforts to boost the tourism sector.

The paragliding festival is one of the flagship events on the tourism calendar and it is held every year by the GTA, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

Source: GNA

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