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Motherland Beckons takes on Ghana’s Akosombo

By Chuks Nwanne   |   08 October 2016   |   2:04 am
The Royal Senchi Hotel, Akosombo.

The Royal Senchi Hotel, Akosombo.

Having made noticeable impact in Nigeria, the Motherland Beckons is extending its influences in promoting and marketing the African continent to Ghana, with the famed Akosombo Town as its first destination. To this end, an all-inclusive promotional tour package, labeled Destination Akosombo Ghana (DAG) has been designed to draw traffic to this sleepy but richly endowed community in the south of Asuogyamna District, Eastern Region of the country.

A naturally richly blessed and endowed destination of choice with serene and picturesque scenery boosting the famed Akosombo Dam, the destination has plants in nearby Kpong, Tema and Aboadze. There is also the Lake Volta, which is reputed as the biggest and largest artificial lake in the world and of course, a friendly eco tourism environment signposted by the existence of a monkey sanctuary.

In its bid to further entrench the new found love for destination Ghana, by exposing business travellers and tourists to other equally enriching and attractive regions of the country, the Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, William Azumah – Awinador Kanyirige recently approached the founder of Motherland Beckons, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, seeking the deployment of his expertise and platform in this regard.

As a follow-up, the envoy later hosted Akinboboye and his team on tour of the various districts of the country, after which Akosombo was picked as the next destination to be promoted, given its enduring and rich history, development, business opportunities and tourist attractions.

Motherland Beckons, which has the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, as its Grand Patron, is designed primarily to serve as a link between the people of African descent in The Diaspora to Africa, their ancestral root. Over the years it has succeeded in bringing thousands of the over 700 million people of African descent in The Diaspora to the continent with them engaging in tours across the various countries and investing in businesses among other profitable and adventurous engagements.

Therefore, Destination Akosombo Ghana is geared towards giving vent to this belief by encouraging and creating a platform, particularly for Nigerians and other Africans on the continent and in The Diaspora to travel to Ghana to explore its rich history, culture, tourism, businesses and people among others.

To jumpstart this new move, a comprehensive tour package has been put together for October 22 with Kamp Africa, a camp for children aged 5-17. The essence of this camp is to inculcate African cultures, values and norms in children in an African themed eco friendly environment. There’s also YATE (Youth Africa Tourism Expedition), which is aimed at encouraging youth to travel and explore Africa. Then CAER (Corporate African Eco Retreat), a corporate retreat in an eco friendly African themed environment spiced with team bonding exercises such as volleyball, basketball, paint ball, swimming, tug of war, and kayaking. It will also feature a musical concert, with both Nigerian and Ghanaian artistes on parade.

Meanwhile, the partnership deal would also see the building of a mountain resort and lake resort similar to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort African themed type resort in Ikegun Village, Lagos, while a yearly festival and other sports and adventure tourism related activities are expected to be weaved round the uniqueness of Akosombo as a destination of choice.

Collaborating on the October 29 debutant tour is African World Airlines (AWA), which is the official carrier, Best Western Hotel, Accra, and Royal Senchi Hotel as well as Volta Hotel, both located in Akosombo.

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