The Kassena-Nankana West District Chief Executive, Mr Gerard Ataogye, has officially handed over a site to a contractor for the commencement of landscaping works at the Pikworo Slave Camp in the Paga-Nania community of the Upper East Region.
At the brief handover ceremony, Mr. Ataogye highlighted the district's rich array of tourist sites, including the Sirigu Pottery Centre, the renowned Paga Crocodile Ponds, and the Kukula Shrine in the Chiana area. He extended an invitation to tourism enthusiasts in Ghana and worldwide to prioritize the Kassena-Nankana West District as a must-visit destination. He emphasized the importance of developing tourist sites to boost the local economy and underscored the government's commitment to this endeavour.
Mr. Wisdom Ahadzi, the Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority, expressed his satisfaction with the project's approval and stressed the need for the Nania community's full cooperation and support for the contractor. He also expressed confidence in the contractor's capabilities based on their previous excellent work.
The contractor, Lubie Construction Works, has a four-month timeline for the project and has already commenced the production of approximately 30,000 pavement blocks and concrete curbs for the landscaping works.
In a press statement signed by the District's Information Officer, Peter Atogewe Wedam, it was mentioned that the DCE had encouraged local elders to provide the necessary support to ensure the project's timely completion and to monitor the quality of work.
Additionally, the statement revealed that the assembly had already established an oval office at the camp to streamline administrative processes and improve guest reception. A 5-seater water closet toilet is also under construction, with the DCE urging the contractor to expedite efforts on this essential project to promote a healthy environment within the camp