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Ghana: New Ecotourism Reserve to be Developed

The Forestry Commission is to develop the Shai Hills Resource Reserve in the Dangme West District in the Greater Accra Region into an eco-tourism reserve.

The commission is currently seeking a partner to develop the 51-kilometre reserve through the rehabilitation of its 33 kilometre perimeter fence, the provision of dug-outs, and the expansion of three luxury-tent-camp- accommodation facility.

It will also involve the reintroduction of different species of wildlife and the development of innovative ecotourism products to provide rare and desired experience for the increasing number of visitors to the reserve.

At a ceremony to hand over the three luxury-tent- camp- accommodation facility constructed by the Leadership for Conservation in Africa(LCA), the Chief Executive of the commission, Mr Samuel Afari Dartey, said the Shai Hills had the potential to be much better than the Mole Park when developed.


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