A visit to the Okyeade Waterfalls in the Esaase in the Juaben Municipality of in the Ashanti Region revealed that, the new discovered waterfall could become one of Ghana’s biggest tourism havens if developed to appreciable standards.
Developing the waterfall, Hon Simon Adjei believe, would create jobs for the youth within the Esaase community and the entire municipality and prevent them from travelling to the cities to seek non-existing employment opportunities.
Additionally, Hon Adjei believes that the Waterfall if developed, would draw tourists and investors to far and near to create opportunities and revenue for the area and the country at large.
Hon Simon Adjei in an interview with Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame revealed that calls to government, investors, philanthropists and non-governmental organizations to assist the area to develop the available waterfalls have proved futile.
Volumes of water run over a bedrock several meters above before falling steeply over a rocky ledge into a plunge pool below with a rainy effect as the watery breeze of the Fall wets every object within sixty meters.
According to him, he had been aware of the existence of the Fall for the past 40 years and rehashed earlier appeals for support.
The Assembly member who is also a native of Esaase has lived in this community for the past 35 years and has known about the Okyeade Waterfalls forty years ago.
He said, ensuring that the site becomes a bequest of the Esaase people over the years, continue to hit a snag as efforts have not yielded much.
“I’ve been aware of the existence of this Fall for the past forty years and we’ve made efforts to ensure that it becomes a legacy for the people of Esaase . We’ve done this till today. We have on many occasions discussed the potentials of this Fall with various authorities especially the Juaben municipal Assembly but it has not received the necessary attention,” Hon Simon Adjei disclosed.
According to him, the economic values of the site cannot be underestimated as it has the potential of raking in revenue for Esaase and the entire Juaben Municipality as well as the provision of several job opportunities for the locals.
Source: Akwadaa Nyame | Silver FM