He said the area had several touristattractions and when developed well would bring income to the community membersand the assembly as well as preserve the cultural heritage of the people.
Naba Ramson Anamoo Akultam told the GNA in aninterview that promoting tourism would be the surest way to preserve theculture of the people because tourism exposed most of the cultural elements suchas ancestral homes, traditions and practices and the history of life of aparticular ethnic group.
The areas eco-tourism site had beenabandoned for some time now. The rooms meant for guests are in deplorablestate, the reception for the centre has its roof ripped off and the walls builtwith mud were all falling apart.
No single soul was spotted as a tourist eventhough the area has the potential to rake in huge sums of revenue to supportthe district assemblys development drive.
The site is located at the border betweenGhana and Burkina Faso and consists of an elephant sanctuary, slave tradesites, totems, hills and birds viewing among others.
The caretaker of the site, Mr Karim Akultam,told the GNA that the site was established by the Natural Conservation ResearchCenter (NCRC) and handed over to the then Ghana Tourist Board but both theBoard and the Assembly failed to show interest in its development.
He said keeping the elephants was a challengebecause there was no food for them and as result the elephants travelled far insearch of food and occasionally visited the area.
Mr Moses Aduk-Pam Presiding Member (PM) forthe Bawku West District Assembly, said the assembly supported the idea tomaintain the site in the past but the site was not generating any meaningfulrevenue which made the assembly to relax.
Mr Aduk-Pam called on stakeholders to supportbecause the preservation of culture was not the preserve of a singleinstitution.