Seven paragliding pilots for the eighth paragliding festival dubbed ‘Okwawu 2013’ have arrived in Accra and paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism.
The paragliding pilots who arrived on Tuesday from United States, France, Japan and Nepal are expected to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the paragliding experience during the festive season.
Mrs Elizerbeth Ofosu Agyare, the Minister of Tourism, said the festival was one of the biggest in the country during the season and expressed appreciation to the pilots for responding to the invitation.
She said the eighth edition of the festival would provide a good platform to highlight the tourism assets of the Kwahu and that the paragliding festival in particular had boosted tourism in the Kwahu area and raised the profile of the Kwahu Easter celebrations.
Mrs Ofosu Agyare urged the pilots to take advantage of their visit to Ghana during this season and find time after the festival tour visit other interesting places in the country.
She also urged all Ghanaians to make it a point to attend the festival which promises to be interesting and successful.
Mr CNUCH Smith, a pilot from Sun valley Idaho, USA, said ever since he started coming for the festival, it had been a great experience, and this year’s would be an improved version.
He said the weather was a contributing factor to the success of every paragliding event, and the team expected a good weather during the season to make it a memorable one.
Mr Smith said the hospitality of Ghanaians was a great motivation for them to keep coming back every year, adding that they would ensure that everyone has a great time with them.
Also a delegation from South African called on the Minister to know more about the tourism sector, as well as some of the cultural practices in Ghana. GNA