Kofi Abban Foundation donates vehicle, PPEs and other logistics to Mole National Park

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The Kofi Abban Foundation has presented a list of items to the Mole National Park, Ghana’s largest protected wildlife area. The items comprise a 4×4 Land Rover Defender, safety boots, torchlights, reflective vests, helmets, masks and mobile phones among others.

CEO, Kaya Tours Ghana, Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey

Explaining the background to the presentation at the headquarters of the Forestry Commission where the items were handed over, CEO of Kaya Tours and a team Lead for Kofi Abban Foundation, Gilbert Abeiku ‘Santana’ Aggrey said a visit to the Mole National Park a few months ago by a team from the foundation revealed some of the challenges that were confronting operations of the park. It was after this that the foundation decided to step in to help.

CEO of Rigworld Group and Founder of Kofi Abban Foundation, Dr. Kofi Amoah Abban

CEO of Rigworld Group and Founder of Kofi Abban Foundation, Dr. Kofi Amoah Abban, said he was very much aware of the importance of wildlife to ecotourism. As a young person in secondary school, Dr. Abban said he had been part of the Wildlife Society and was happy his outfit could be helping to improve efficiency in the operations of the park.

Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey

Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey expressing his appreciation to the foundation said, the items would go a long way to boost their efforts at promoting Ghana’s ecotourism. He said as the largest national park of 4577 sq km, logistical constraints pose a great challenge to its effective management.

A shot of some of the dignitaries at the donation

Mole National Park has the highest number of elephants in West Africa and “other attractions and surrounding communities benefit immensely from the magnetic pull of the park,” he said.

From L-R: John Allotey, Dr. Kofi Abban and Abeiku Santana

Allotey revealed that only 20% of the park was currently accessible and called for more support as it’s development has a great potential for relaxation, research and entertainment.

The 4×4 Land Rover Defender is one of the many items that were donated

In attendance at the donation were several directors of the Forestry Commission, Jones Nelson, Corporate Affairs Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mrs. Alisa Osei-Asamoah, President – Tour Operators’ Union of Ghana and Kojo Bentum-Williams, CEO – VoyagesAfriq, among others.

Story by: Samuel Obeng Appah

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