Ridge Nest Hotel, a luxury hotel based in Akuapem Ridge in Ghana, has launched an initiative to promote ecotourism in the West African nation.In a bid to preserve and generate tourism around Ghana’s natural assets, Ridge Nest Hotel, a luxury hotel based in the verdant Akuapem Ridge, has embarked on an afforestation project in several strategic locations. According to a report, thus far, Ridge Nest Hotel (RNH) has planted 2 700 trees of 13 different species with the latest being in a ‘sacred grove’ in Apirede, Okere District. Expressing his support of RNH’s initiatives, Nana Saforo Okuampah III, the Chief of Apirede, has also committed to dedicating an area of land towards the development of a golfing facility to further promote tourism in the area.
RNH valuesRNH’s mission is to become a destination of choice for customers seeking a connection with nature. As part of its core values, RNH states on its website that it aims to plant 2 000 trees annually of four different species “to promote eco-tourism through reforestation for the next five years”. In addition, it will “Offer educational scholarships to brilliant but needy students interested in environmental careers such as green energy, eco-tourism, forestry, etc., from Adukrom and the Akuapim Ridge.”
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