Kintampo Waterfalls
Kintampo Waterfalls

The Kintampo waterfalls will be re-opened to the general public on Saturday November 18th, 2017. The facility which was closed as a result of the unfortunate incident which occurred there on March 19th, 2017 will be re-opened by the Vice – President of the republic of Ghana, H.E Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia.

It will be recalled that, immediately after the incident, the Vice-President and his entourage including the Minister for National Security, Mr. Kan Dapah, the interior, Mr. Ambrose Derry, Tourism Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine Ablema Afeku and her Chief Director, Nana Bright Oduro Kwarteng, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman paid a visit to the facility to access at first hand, the situation on the ground. They also paid a visit to the injured at the Kintampo Government Hospital and the bereaved families and affected educational institutions and made some cash donations.

Immediately, a safety audit was ordered to be conducted at the instance of the Vice-President. Sustainable Ghana Limited was engaged by the Ghana Tourism Authority to do that, and the report handed over to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The Ghana Tourism Authority was tasked to ensure the revamping of the waterfall, and the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces and Build US Ltd, a local contractor, were tasked to undertake the engineering works there. Other institutions like the Forestry Commission, and the department of Parts and Gardens were engaged on site.

Eight months down the line, the first phase of work has been completed and the place is ready for re-opening.

The re-opening of the waterfall coincides with the celebration of the Kurubi Festival of the chiefs and people of the Wangara Community in Ghana in Kintampo, to which the the Vice-President has also been invited as the Guest of Honour. The twin event is going to attract a lot of people including tourists and revelers to Kintampo this weekend.

With the re-opening of the waterfall, Kintampo will spring back to its glory as hosting one of Ghana’s ironic tourist attractions. The local economy would also become vibrant again.

These were made known in a press release copied News Ghana, by the Ghana Tourism Authority.



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