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General News Fri, 6 Sep 2002

Tourism board to construct village at Wli Waterfall

Hohoe (Volta Region) 06 September 2002- The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) is to construct a tourism village at Wli where the highest waterfall in West Africa is located. Mr James Komla Dogbe, Hohoe District Chief Executive, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that feasibility studies have been done for the start of the project.

He said the assembly had spent 165 million cedis to construct a four-room reception centre at Wli that would be turned into a guesthouse when the tourist village project was completed. The DCE said the assembly would construct four rest stops on the two-kilometre route from the Wli to the waterfalls. A summer hut would also be built near the waterfalls to serve drinks and other items to tourists.

Mr Dogbe said 10 bridges have been built on the Agumetsa and Nubui streams along the route to the waterfalls. The DCE said the assembly constructed three out of the 10 wooden bridges at a cost of nine million cedis and commended the Game and Wildlife Division for constructing the remaining seven.

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Mr Divine Kpodo-Tay, Hohoe District Co-ordinating Director, said the assembly had renovated the government guesthouse at Likpe-Todome for use by tourists, who preferred to spend the night to experience the culture of the people of the area.

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