Ghana Tourism Authority Prepares for Kwahu Paragliding Festival 2024

Kwahu Paragliding Festival
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THE GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY’S PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2024 KWAWU PARAGLIDING FESTIVAL AIM TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES AND ENSURE ACCESSIBILITY, PROMOTING GHANA’S CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CONTRIBUTING TO GLOBAL TOURISM GROWTH.

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The Ghana Tourism Authority has initiated preparations for the highly anticipated 2024 Kwahu Paragliding Festival at Kwawu Abene, located in the Eastern Region. Key figures, including Ekow Sampson, the Deputy CEO for Operations at the Ghana Tourism Authority, and traditional leaders from the Kwawu traditional council, attended a launching ceremony.

During an interaction with Adom News, Ekow Sampson disclosed that the paragliding festival will take place from March 29 to April 1, 2024. He highlighted the distinctive appeal of the Kwawu paragliding site, noting it as one of the few locations in Africa offering such picturesque views for tourists and locals alike. He urged people to seize the opportunity to partake in the upcoming festival, emphasizing the unique experience it offers.

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Addressing Challenges and Ensuring Accessibility for Kwahu Paragliding Festival

Isaac Agyapong, serving as the District Chief Executive for Kwawu East, addressed several challenges facing the festival, particularly emphasizing the steep accommodation costs during the Kwawu Easter festivities. He advocated for the Ghana Tourism Authority to negotiate with hotel proprietors to lower their rates, making the festival more accessible for a wider audience.

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Furthermore, Agyapong brought attention to the incomplete road construction work on the route from Mpraeso to Abetifi, which is crucial for the festival’s attendees. Despite the departure of the contractor from the project, he assured that measures would be taken to maintain the road’s usability for visitors coming to enjoy the Kwawu Easter celebrations.

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The initiation of the Kwahu Paragliding Festival heralds the onset of an anticipated vibrant Easter celebration in the Eastern Region, expected to attract tourists and adventure enthusiasts from around the globe. This event not only promotes Ghana’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty but also significantly contributes to the global tourism industry by offering a unique adventure tourism experience.

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