Paragliding festival kicks off in Kwahu

The three-day event is taking place at Odweanoma Mountain at Atibie, Kwahu, as part of the Easter festivities.

Other activities to mark the National Paragliding Festival include hiking and biking.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku, has disclosed that Ghana will soon have a paragliding school to train local paragliding pilots.

In an interview with Citi FM, she disclosed that Ghana is in talks with pilots from the USA who have agreed to train some Ghanaians.

“We are in talks to establish the pilot training school to help nurture indigenous people, you know there are a lot of Ghanaians interested in learning so we have spoken to the pilots from USA who have agreed to train our local people. Three of the pilots have their own schools in USA so it won’t be difficult,” she said.

She added: “our youth who will have the chance to be trained in this program will also be employed and this will reduce the unemployment rate in the country. We turn to have a lot of foreign nationals who visit the country day in day out, and not only during Easter, so this will also boost the tourism sector and bring foreign exchange”.

“The establishment of the school will be a thing Ghanaians especially people of Kwahu will forever be grateful for and this will be one of President Nana Addo’s legacies,” she said.

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