Tourism sites can be a source of employement-B/A director bemoans

Kintampo Falls
Kintampo Falls

Mr.?Charles?Obeng the Brong Ahafo regional director of Ghana tourism authority has made it known to the moment news paper that tourism in the Brong Ahafo region is developing and its hightime MMDs take advantage of their tourism sites to create employement in the region.?

Brong Ahafo
?is the second largest region in Ghana. Brong Ahafo Region has many tourist attractions from animals to ?water falls. These are some of the festivals you will come across when you visit Brong Ahafo Region. They are:Apoo Festival: Apoo festival is celebrated in a big town called Techiman and Wenchi in November. The purpose of Apoo festival is to purify the people from social evil. The festival takes about ?five weeks and includes a variety of traditional cultural activity. Apoo Festival ends on the sixth day with the Apoo Procession, When insinuations are cast about the evil doings of some of the citizens. ?This Apoo Festival brings the towns people together.

Fordjour (Yam Festival)

It is celebrated in the months of August and September. The chiefs and people of Badu in the Wenchi District of Brong Ahafo Region celebrate this yam festival annually.

Sasabobirim Festival

The chiefs and people of Awuah Domase near Sunyani the Brong Ahafo Region celebrate this festival. It is a week-long annual festival and it is celebrated in remembrance of their brave chief who joined Yaa Ashatewaa to fight the Europeans in the early part of the 20 th century. It is celebrated in November.

Kwafie Festival

It is a weeklong celebration held in November and December. The chiefs and people of Dormaa, Berekum and Nsoatre Traditional areas in the Brong Ahafo Region celebrate Kwafie festival.

It is a purification ceremony, the highlight of which is a large bonfire in the courtyard of the chief. It is believed that the Dormaas brought fire to Ghana and the legend is symbolically represented in a bonfire.

Kintampo Falls

These beautiful falls are hidden away in the woods close to the?Kumasi/Kintampo highway.

Boabeng-Fiema Sanctuary

22km north of Nkoranza, and home to many families of Colobus and Mona monkeys, which are held sacred by the local people. Visitors taking the forest walk along shaded trails are rewarded with sightings of many birds, butterflies and indigenous flowers and tree.

Traditional Cloth Making at Boama

A 20km drive from Techiman, village of Nsuta is famous for the production of Kyenkyen, a local folk weave cloth.

The Heritage of Brong Ahafo

The history and culture of Brong Ahafo comes alive if you visit the Hani Archaeological site 50km from Wenchi, inhabited by the Benghos about 1200BC, and the Kwaku Fri shrine at Nwoase 6km from Wenchi. The shrine is only accessible to visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Lake Volta

Lake Volta flows along the eastern edge of Brong Ahafo and a visit to the port of Yeji. Local fishermen land their catch here and the boat from Akosombo stops off here.

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