Meet Kenneth Akufo Asare, the Man Who Built Kakum, Kintampo, and All of Ghana's Canopy Walkways (Video)


Ghana has a lot of places to visit, and some of them are known for their canopy walkways. All of these famous walkways were built by a Ghanaian man named Kenneth Akufo Asare. Asare built the canopy walkways in Kakum, Kintampo, and Legon Botanical Gardens. He has also worked in other countries. 

The Kakum National Park, the Legon Botanical Gardens, and the Kintampo Waterfalls are some of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Ghana. Even though the canopy walkways at Kakum Park and Legon Gardens are already well-known, a canopy walkway has been added to Kintampo Falls since it reopened. 

Even though people love and enjoy walking on the canopy walkways, not many people knew how they were made or who made them. 

Well, it turns out that Kenneth Akufo Asare, a man from Akyem Maase in Ghana's Eastern region, built the walkways and a lot of other walkways across the country. 

How Akufo Asare learned to build walkways in the trees The Central Regional Secretary of the PNDC, Ato Austin, went to Malaysia and saw a canopy walkway, he said. When he showed interest, he was told to talk to the Canadians, and he brought them down to help build the walkway. Work began in September 1994 and was done in 1995. 

At the time, the Canadians were very old, so they needed a Ghanaian who could help keep the walkway in good shape after they were done making things. At the time, Kenneth Asare worked for the wildlife division as a parrot trapper. He was sent to help the Canadians, who taught him how to climb trees in a safer way. 

From the Canadians, he learned how to build the walkways. Since then, he has built and taken care of many of these walkways in Ghana and other places.

Other projects in Ghana and Africa Kenneth Asare has used his skills to build walkways in Legon, Kakum, Kintampo, and other parts of Ghana. He has also done similar work in Kwara state, Nigeria. He also built a walkway over the water at Ave Maria Resort, a popular tourist spot in Tema that was torn down in 2018 to make way for a project to expand Tema Harbour. Asare also worked on the Penninsula Walkway, which he said was the longest path in all of West Africa. It was finished in December 2019 and is in Akosombo. 

Asare, who has sixteen children, says that all of them, especially the 11 boys, have been taught how to build the walkways. 

When it comes to tourism, Ghana is the best place to learn about African history and culture because it has so many historical sites and artifacts. People from all over the country and the world often visit these scattered historical sites to learn about the country's past.



Source: Yen.com.gh

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