Following the tragedy that befell one of Ghana’s most popular tourist destinations, Kintampo Waterfalls, leading to the loss of over 17 lives, the Kintampo North Municipal Security Council has temporally closed down the destination.
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This will allow the team of security personnel to ensure that all bodies that may still be trapped under the fallen trees have all been found as well as ensuring that the falls is safe enough for tourists who visit the area henceforth.
Chief Superintendent Desmond Owusu Boampong, the Kintampo Divisional Police Commander will not disclose when exactly the place will be open for operations but said it is important for a general assessment of the place and to but in measures to avert a future recurrence.
Meanwhile the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku has expressed her sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of the incident.
Mrs. Afeku said in a statement: “The Ghana Tourism Authority will work closely with the Ghana Police and the Kintampo District Assembly to ensure the families receive needed support and information.”