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The Kintampo Waterfalls is now open and declared safe. The waterfall was closed for almost two years following a disaster.

Tourism Minister Mrs Catherine Afeku and the MP for Kintampo North, Mr. Kwasi Etu Bonde, announced this on the floor of Parliament, after a  report was presented by the sector committee on the disaster at the Kintampo Waterfalls.

The waterfall was shut down in March 2017 after an accident that led to the death of at least 18 people.

The dead, together with some 22 others who were seriously injured, were swimming at the base of the waterfall when a tree fell on them following an earlier rainstorm in the area. The incident happened on Sunday, 19 March 2017 at about 4:30 p.m.

Fifteen of the deceased were from the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School and three from the University of Energy and Natural Resources.

The government constituted a committee which probed the disaster and made some recommendations.

Speaking on the floor of parliament on Thursday, 7 February 2019, following a presentation of the report on the disaster by the Parliamentary Committee on Trade and Industry and Tourism, Ms Afeku said all should feel safe to patronise the waterfall.

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