Thursday, May 14, 2009


By Samuel Duodu

Kintampo, one of the major towns in the Brong Ahafo Region considered to be the geographical centre of Ghana can boast of many tourist attractions, but not enough top-class hotels for the many local and foreign visitors to the three northern regions of the country.
Tourists, travellers, executives and people from all walks of lives have no cause to worry anymore now that Yakam Hotel has warmed its way onto the hospitality scene.
Yakam Hotel is situated at the approaches to the Kintampo township along the Techiman-Kintampo-Tamale road .The hotel has nine guest rooms that are well served by air-conditioners, satellite television, restaurant and other comfort facilities.
Besides the facilities, the hotel provides the best of green world for the relaxation of its guests and its serene environment makes it an ideal place for those who want to enjoy home-away-from-home.
Guests to the hotel enjoy the executive, king, queen and standard room options, have their peace of mind and privacy. Those who have already tried Yakam have described it as a chosen destination for business travellers and visitors who want to experience true holidays in the centre of Ghana.
While on stay at the hotel, guests can visit the various tourist attractions in and around Kintampo such as the Kintampo and Fuller waterfalls which are about 10 and 20 minutes drive respectively from the hotel, the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, the Bono Manso Slave routes, Tanoboase caves and monastery and even the Mole National Park.
Mr. Ampaw Nyantakyi, the Hotel Manger told Showbiz that Yakam was the only facility in the Kintampo North Municipality that can compare to any choice hotel in any of the big cities in the country.
He said the hotel has hosted several personalities and executives travelling to up north and the neighbouring landlocked countries, tourists, scientists and resource persons to the Kintampo Health Research Centre, where scientists are currently conducting tests on a new malaria vaccine and visitors to the municipal assembly.
The hotel manager continued that the hotel was ideal for travellers who wanted to have a break on their journey to up north and the landlocked countries since Kintampo serves as a midpoint between the north and the south of the country.
Mr. Nyantakyi added that the hotel has plans to increase its rooms to 15, add a conference room and a one stop internet and secretarial centre by the close of this year.

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