The 2017 Kwahu Paragliding Festival which is aimed at promoting domestic tourism has been launched and promises to be more exciting.
The annual festival will span for three (3) days; it will be held from Good Friday, April 14 to Easter Sunday, April 16 at Atibie on the Odweanoma Mountains in the Kwahu south district in the Eastern region of Ghana.
Like its predecessors, this year’s event is expected to attract tourists, mainly pilots from the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and more.
The 12th edition of the festival will see hundreds of pilots fly from the mountain to the landing site at Nkawkaw at a height of more than 2,000 feet above sea level.
The acting Executive Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr. Akwasi Agyeman who read a speech on behalf of the sector Minister, Ms. Catherine Abelema Afeku mentioned that this year’s Kwahu Paragliding Festival will be marked together with fun-filled activities like hiking and biking.
He also said that the GTA will work together with security agencies and other partners to ensure maximum security during the festival.
“This year’s festival is expected to attract over 8,000 people, GLICO Insurance would provide a public liability insurance cover for all partners of the event,” he said.
Mr. Agyemang, mentioned that the Ministry will also collaborate with stakeholders to “maximise Ghana’s tourism potential to enhance the sector’s contribution to the economy.”
A tourism village will be set up to display artifacts where Ghanaian delicacies will also be served.