Tourism Authority outdoors "Yen ko Kwahu Festival"

Tourism Authority outdoors "Yen ko Kwahu Festival"
Source: Ghana |
Date: 02-09-2019 Time: 07:09:57:am
Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has declared the month of September as the tourism month.

The President of Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN), Davis Opoku Ansah, has urged investors of the tourism sector to visit Kwahu in the Eastern Region and explore the untapped tourism potential in the area.

"Kwahu features the authentic experience of local culture and traditions and some natural tourist sites such as Waterfall, Caves and several fortresses, given its position as the highest habitable elevation in Ghana,"  Mr. Opoku Ansah, stated at a press conference organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority to outdoor the "Yen Ko Kwahu Festival".  

‘Yen ko Kwahu Festival’ is scheduled to take place from September 20-23.

The event was also used to declare the month of September as the tourism month.  

Mr Ansah said, “Kwahu's culture and diversity make it a land of unlimited opportunities. Each town has so much to offer in terms of the heritage, architecture and experience. Kwahu’s tourism potential is huge, and we urge tourism investors to explore." 

Yen Ko Kwahu Festival

Davis Opoku Ansah

He invited investors, the international community and Ghanaians to consider Kwahu as their tourism destination.

Touching on some notable tourist sites, Mr. Ansah said: "We have the Bruku Rock in Tafo, the caves at Twenedurase and one thousand steps at Obo."

“These and many other sites are attractive and leave lasting memories to visitors,” he added.

The president further stated that people of Kwahu are now investing heavily in the hospitality industry. “We have Rock City, which is a six-hundred-bedroom hotel and hosts the biggest night club in Africa." 

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the GTA, Ekow Sampson, urged Ghanaians to patronise series of activities earmarked for the celebration.

Yen Ko Kwahu Festival

"The month of September has been recognised as the Month of Tourism by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as a month of using tourism to create jobs,” Mr. Sampson said.

According to him, World Tourism Day will be held in Kumasi, Ashanti Region between September 25-27 while a Corporate Paragliding festival has also been scheduled between September 26-29.

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