Tourism minister visits Kintampo water falls

Tourism minister visits Kintampo water falls


By Hafsa
Obeng, GNA

Kintampo, Sept. 26, GNA – The Minister of
Tourism, Arts and Culture Mrs Cathrine Abelema Afeku has paid a familiarization
visit to the Kintampo water falls to inspect the ongoing renovation exercise of
the falls.

The visit, which forms part of activities
lined up towards the upcoming World Tourism Day celebration was also to
introduce the newly appointed tourism ambassadors to the chiefs of the Kintampo

She said in March this year, there was an
accident at the falls which left many injured and some losing their lives, and
as such government took it upon itself to renovate the site and make it more
attractive to tourists.

Mrs Afeku expressed satisfaction at the level
of work done so far by the contractors as well as the 48 Engineers Regiment of
the Ghana Armed Forces who were assigned by government to renovate the falls.

She noted that she was optimistic that the
work would be completed at the expected date so that business would bounce back
to generate revenue to develop the domestic tourism.

The sector Minister urged the chiefs and
people to continue to support the ministry, so that after opening the site it
would be maintained properly to prevent future occurrences.

Nana Effah Guakro iv, Kyeremanankomahene also
expressed his appreciation to government for the support so far since the
accident happened, saying the falls over the years has never gone through any
form of renovation and this is going to be a major facelift of the falls.

He assured the minister that the falls when
opened would be maintained properly so that it ahieves the purpose for which it
was renovated. 

Captain Simon Adonara,  leader of the 48 Engineers Regiment said the
teams was sent there to see to the construction of an additional stairway,  changing room,  infirmary, and the entrance among other
things and is optimistic they would meet the stipulated deadline.