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Wara-Wara Residents Speak on Touristic Potential

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Wara-Wara Residents Speak on Touristic Potential

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The Wara-Wara Mountain formally called Albetire by many residents because of its unique attributes and touristic attractions has over years been used by the people to identify this area.

The importance of the Wara-Wara Mountain is that it strengthens the relationship between the district and the people outside of the district as well as having the potential to attract tourists.

According to the Paramount Chief of Wara-Wara Yagala Chiefdom, PC Gbawuru Mansaray III, the festive activities on the hill increases the number of people climbing the hill every year, citing that the hill also brings revenue generation for the youth as they collect money from people who climb the hill every year.

“Every year on the first day in January people within and outside the district celebrate the New Year on the mountain. We want to see how best we can partner with the Tourism Ministry to improve the mountain,” PC Mansaray III said.

He further called on the Tourism Ministry to prioritize the mountain and other mountains in and around the district because of their touristic value, stating further that the uniqueness of the mountain is that it can accommodate 20,000 to 30, 000 people from all over the world to as tourists.

According to indigenes of the district, the mountain is actually in Bafodia, Falaba District.

He disclosed that the mountain makes them feel proud because of its looks, cool breeze, and topography, adding that their ancestor have also been climbing the mountain to celebrate the New Year.

“Almost all the trees on the mountain have been cut down because of human activities,” he said, adding that they no longer enjoy the normal climate they used to due to deforestation.

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