Fact-check: A video of Bawamia boldly saying NPP will build a harbour in Cape Coast pops up following Akufo Addo’s denial

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Residents of Cape Coast who have been hoping for the construction of a new harbour since the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) won re-election in 2020 may be disappointed.

That infrastructure project, according to President Akufo-Addo, was never on the list of commitments presented to him for his second term.

“The commitment was never to a harbour; it was to a landing site,” he explained on Eagle FM in Cape Coast on Monday.

The facts, on the other hand, show that the President’s claims are false considering old footage sighted by GHBase.Com.

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In the footage, Ghana’s vice-president Dr Mahmoudu Bawumia made it emphatic that NPP will build a harbour in Cape Coast.

In his words, Bawumia who presented highlights of the 2020 manifesto of the NPP, said, “People of Cape Coast, I have good news for you. We are building a new harbour in Cape Coast 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 tourist hub, and between Greater Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast, you have a triangle that really is a hub for a lot of economic activity…and it’s a major growth pole”.

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