All Roads Lead To Kwahu 2017 Paragliding Festival launched

The three-day National Paragliding Festival is set to take place at the Odweanoma Mountain at Atibie, Kwahu, in the Eastern Region from April 14 to 16, 2017.

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The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has launched the 2017 edition of the National Paragliding Festival.

Speaking at the launch in Accra, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr Akwesi Agyeman, said the ministry will ensure that tourist sites across the country are well secured ahead of the festival.

He said the authority was collaborating with the security agencies, the Ghana Ambulance Service, the Ghana Metrological Agency and other relevant stakeholders to ensure maximum security during the celebration.

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The three-day National Paragliding Festival is set to take place at the Odweanoma Mountain at Atibie, Kwahu, in the Eastern Region from April 14 to 16, 2017.

Some activities to mark the festival include hiking, biking, and paragliding expeditions.

The Ministry said seasoned pilots from Japan the United States of America (USA) and Germany are expected in the country to fly passengers.

Managers of the festival would secure public liability insurance for all paragliders, Mr Agyeman said.

In a speech read on her behalf, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ms Catherine Afeku said she would collaborate with all stakeholders to “maximise Ghana’s tourism potential to enhance the sector’s contribution to the economy.”

The Paragliding festival has been introduced as a national event to enable tourists to visit many sites within the region.

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