By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, Sept. 13, GNA – The Ghana Tourism Authority, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture would be celebrating the 2018 World Tourism Day (WTD) in Kwahu.
The United Nations’ sanctioned WTD is celebrated annually by member countries across the world on September 27. It is to highlight the potential of tourism as a valuable source of livelihood for millions of people among the member countries.
The theme for this year‘s celebration as stated in a release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday in Accra, is “Tourism and the digital transformation”.
It said in Ghana, the national celebration would be held in Kwahu and would be followed immediately with a Corporate Paragliding festival dubbed “Fun and Fly".
The three day event from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, would be held at the usual Odweanoma Mountain at Kwehu Atibie. Seven seasoned international tandem pilots from the USA and Switzerland would be flying passengers during the event. Also flying solo are two Ghanaian pilots, Michael Kwakye and Jonathan Quaye.
It said the programme of activities for the celebration of the WTD on September 27, include a Symposium at the Presbyterian University, Abetifi, Kwahu and a durbar of Chiefs at the Abetifi Palace.
“On September 28, there will be an opening ceremony of the “Fun and Fly” corporate paragliding at the Odweanoma Mountain and the commissioning of the newly constructed food court, after which the paragliding night begins”.
According to the release, the Ghana Cyclist Association has also partnered GTA to organise a “King of the Mountain” competition between cyclist from Ghana, Cote d’lvoire, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
It is expected that due to the expansion of the take-off site and provision of washrooms and sitting area for guests, a lot of corporate organisations would participate in this important event to relieve them of some stressful schedules at their respective work places.