2015 Kwahu Festival Kwahu Paragliding Festival In Focus

Kwahu paragliding festival is an interesting tourism adventure that attract thousands of visitors.

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The past 9 years has seen the Ghana Paragliding Festival become an integral part of the annual Kwahu Easter festivities.

The event rekindled the hither-to dying Kwahu Easter festival and transformed Easter celebration in Ghana into an international event.

The first Ghana Paragliding Festival, in 2005, has thence incorporated numerous activities including hiking the Odweanoma mountain in Atibie.

Kwahu Paragliding festival attracts both Ghanaians and foreigners for 4 days of spectacular aerial fun, ceremony and music.

For the last 9 years, tandem paraglider pilots have gathered from around the world to fly local Ghanaian spectators and foreign visitors.

The festival is open to solo pilots as well; and boasts consistent flying conditions that begin around mid morning until late in the day.

The thermals are consistently large and mild and offer a fantastic opportunity for both newer pilots to gain valuable experience and airtime as well as for seasoned pilots who want to enjoy hours of "stress free" flying.

The festival strengthens the local economy by creating opportunities for local business proprietors (such as taxi drivers, hotel owners, food vendors and souvenir sellers) to earn much needed income.

Pilots from the United States, Peru, France, Japan, Belgium and Switzerland, have started arriving in the country for the 2015 easter festival.

The Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has expressed satisfaction at the level of preparedness for the 2015 Kwahu Paragliding festival.

During a tour at the Atibie mountains, she said she was satisfied with the readiness for the festival so far, indicating that the Ministry was not only working on beautifying the venue, but also taking into consideration the security of thousands of people who will be visiting.

She however assured Ghanaians that the festival would be fun and interesting, devoid of bad-minded people, since the security services would be in force to ensure the safety of all.

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