With exactly four weeks away from the much anticipated Kwahu Easter celebrations, a study Flex newspaper conducted in some Kwahu districts has revealed that one of the attraction centres of the Easter celebrations is not ready and there is no sign of its preparation.
Our team of correspondents including entertainment radio presenters with Life fm in Nkawkaw have reported that there is no activity nor preparation at Atibie where the Paragliding activities take place. With pictures to support their report, the team of observers have revealed that the Paragliding grounds is still rough, the road leading to the grounds is not cleared thoroughly for motorist and there was no official representative there to provide answers to their questions.
The team made up Osarfo Kwabeng Emmanuel popularly known as (OKE) and Emmanuel Logah both of Life 98.7 fm were at the Paragliding site last week and the only person they encountered there was one security person, who gave his name as Tetteh. According to Tetteh, he has been keeping the place tidy as he weeds the surroundings himself anytime he finds the place bushy.
Among other things, these were some of the issues they raised in their observation. “Aside Tetteh`s manual weeding around where his security post is, there has not been any clearing around the place. Even as it stands, two vehicles cannot drive pass each other on the road leading to the site as one would have to park to give way to the other to drive smoothly.
The minister of Road and Transport was here to inspect the road for work to be done, but nothing has started yet. The road to the site is also very dusty and not friendly to motorist so we are appealing to stakeholders to intervene as quickly as possible to make the celebration a worthwhile one. Often times, people go the Paragliding site and they become disappointed because of harsh conditions. Even the main road on the Atibie mountains is not in the best of shape so they should consider working on that one too” our respondents filed this report.
Attempts to get Mr Ben Anane Nsiah who happens to be the Manager of special events at the Tourism Ministry proved futile as his contact number could not be reached as of the time we were preparing for press.