Ghana gets Africa’s first canopy walkway on the sea

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A 105-metre long canopy walkway has been constructed on the sea at

Tema near the Meridian rock which is believed to be the centre of the


The canopy walkway, which cost over $200,000, is the first canopy

walkway on the sea in Africa.

It is stringed to the premises of the Ave Maria Resort formerly known

as Halcrow beach.

Mr Kenneth Akuffo Asare, the contractor, said that the canopy walkway

has a height of eight metres.

Mr Akuffo, who also constructed the Kakum canopy walkway in the

Central Region, assured the public of its safety as quality materials

were used to build it.

He said polyester ropes, galvanised cables, bolts and nuts and safety

nets were used.

"Counting the Kakum and Bonsu canopy walkways, this in the third one I

have built in the country but it is the first one on the sea in the

whole of Africa," Mr Asare said.

He said the closest one to the canopy walkway on the sea was the one

he built over a river in Nigeria and appealed to the government and

other stakeholders to appreciate people with extraordinary talents and

give them the necessary help to promote tourism in Ghana.

Mrs Theressa Ntim, the Managing Director of Ave Maria Resort, said it

was their desire to build the canopy walkway to the Meridian Rock but

the cost was more than her outfit could bear.

She said the walkway was built with the aim of "promoting leisure and

relaxation at the centre of the world," she said, adding that it was

her wish to do something extra to attract people to have a look at the


Mrs Ntim said the canopy walk would be opened to the public at a small

fee which would and appealed to the Tourism Authority and the Ministry

of Tourism to help develop the many tourism sites in Tema.

Credit: GNA

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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