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Akuapem-Apirede to promote tourism


By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

The Chiefs and people of Akuapem-Apirede in the Okere Constituency of the Akuapem North Municipality have put in place strategic plans to promote tourist sites in the town.

Apiredehene, Nana Saforo Okoampah III told the Daily Express that their vision is to develop Apirede in a modern way.

“We want to have a modern society and environment. We are doing this on the basis of promoting tourism here,” he added.

According to the Apiredehene, it’s their plan to promote the historic sites and the geographical location of the community.

Apirede is one of the 17 towns that forms the Akuapem State and historically, it used to house the armours of the Akuapem State. The community is part of the Nifa division of Akuapem.

He stated that one of those things was called ‘Odosu’ (the war god for Okuapemhene). “The Chief Executioner in those days for Akuapem also came from Apirede and items that he used were also kept here,” he stated.

“These are a lot of things we can showcase for people to come and watch them. The geographical location of the Apirede is very strategic. The weather is different from all the towns in Akuapem ridge,” said Nana Saforo Okoampah III.

As part of their plans, Nana Saforo Okoampah III and elders of the town have introduced a programme dubbed “Apirede for Crusade.”

He explained that “we have a vision as leaders of the town and in pursuance to our vision we pray to God for intervention.”

“We know we cannot do anything with our own strength. So we seek divine interventions in whatever we do,” he added. “We pray to God that his presence will be felt in our entire lives especially in pursuance of the vision we have as the leaders of Akuapem-Apirede,” he noted.

Touching on some challenges facing the community, Nana Saforo Okoampah III said the community lacks a lot of developmental projects. “We have bad roads, youth unemployment and among others.”

“It’s our prayers that Akuapem-Apirede will also benefit from the various interventions by the current government,” he stated.



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