UK’s high Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Iain Walker has embarked on an ambitious bicycle tour of the newly created Savannah Region.
The tour which is dubbed, The Grand Tour will see the High commissioner tour the northern regions and then ride some 1000km back to the Southern part of Ghana.
The campaign forms part of the commissioner’s bid to promote Ghana’s tourism and also encourage healthy living through exercise while raising funds in support of plastic surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The tour which began some five days ago has already seen the commissioner travel from Tumu in the Upper West Region to Damongo, capital of the newly created region where he paid a courtesy call on the overlord of the Gonjaland, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa at his palace.
The two personalities engaged in a brief discussion on the developmental needs of the region, with Mr. Iain Walker admitting that his bicycle ride of the region has revealed to him the tourism and developmental potentials of the region as well as challenges inhabitants of the region faced.
Aside the overlord’s palace, the High Commissioner also visited the famous Larabanga Mosque, which is historically recorded as the oldest mosque in West Africa, the Mole National Park and the Mystic Stone, all in the Savannah region.
The tour is set to continue for a couple of days before the High Commissioner finally rides back to the Southern part of the country.