The New Patriotic Party has promised to build a new Habour and an Airport in Cape Coast should Ghanaians re-elect them in the December 7 polls.
According to the Vice Presidential candidate of the Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the construction of these facilities is critical due to the fact that the City is a tourism hub.
He made this known in an address at the launch of the NPP’s 2020 Manifesto in Central Region on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
“We will accelerate our investments in roads, railways, and ports. And for the people of Cape Coast, I have good news for you. We are building a new Habour and a new Airport in Cape Coast. It is very critical that we do that. An Airport makes a lot of sense in Cape Coast. It’s a real tourism hub. Between Greater Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast, you have a triangle that is really a hub of economic activities. It is a major growth pole, if we put an Airport there, to drive infrastructural growth,” he promised
Residents of Cape Coast who have pleaded with the government for the construction of an airport in the community might be sceptical about this announcement.
This is because President Akufo-Addo in a media interview during his recent visit to the area disclosed that a need assessment ought to be conducted to justify another airport along the coast when there are the Accra and Takoradi airports.
“We have to be able to decide for ourselves whether the need for the airport can be justified when you have Accra, you have Kumasi, you have Takoradi, you have Tamale whether on the coast with Accra’s presence there’s the need for an additional airport,” Nana Addo said.
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com