Kwahu readies for paragliding festival this Easter

From Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 16, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will host this year’s Kwahu Paragliding Festival at the Odweanoma Mountain in Kwahu, Eastern Region.

The event will be the 12th in the series and is expected to be a key feature of this year’s Easter festivities in the Kwahu area.

The GTA has recruited six international tandem pilots from the United States, Romania, and Japan to fly passengers at the festival.

The first Ghanaian solo pilot, Jonathan Quaye, will also be flying.

Kwahu  paragliding 2016

A press statement issued by the GTA said as part of the preparations towards the festival, the road leading to the Odweanoma Mountain, where the take-off site is located, had been fixed by Sonitra, a road construction firm, as their sponsorship package for the event.

“The take-off site and the car park have been cleared. The tourist receptive centre area has also been put in shape for the sale of food and drinks, artifacts and other activities.

“Kwahu Tourism Initiative will mount a photo exhibition and organise a health walk and tours to parts of the Kwahu area. Other side attractions will be hiking and indoor games,” the statement said.

It said the opening ceremony for the festival would be performed  by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku.

Meanwhile, the GTA and GLICO had unveiled an insurance package for the festival called Public Liability Insurance Cover and Personal Accident Insurance. The package will cover pilots, passengers and various visitors to the event.