The city of Cape Coast, the capital of the Central Region, will have a new harbour and airport in the next NPP administration. This was promised by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the manifesto launch yesterday.
Speaking to teeming party sympathizers and patriots, Bawumia said an airport and a harbour will be critical to the development of Cape Coast which will meet the needs of the huge number of tourists the city welcomes every year.
“We are going to build a new harbour and a new airport in Cape Coast. It is very critical…that the Central region gets its own airport,” Dr Bawumia said.
Many have described this promise as grandiose, unrealistic and a political tool to win votes especially when the city lacks the charm and deprived all of the basic amenities like schools, hospitals and good drinking water.
A tweet from seasoned journalist Nana Ama Agyeammng Asante questioned the feasibility of this promise especially when the city has a lot of pressing needs calling out for attention.
I still cannot believe these NPP people got into their cars, went to Cape Coast, saw the state of the city, and thought it was a good idea to promise them an airport. How out of touch do you have to be to promise the people living in one of the poorest regions an airport?
— Nana Ama Agyemang Asante (@JustNanaAma) August 23, 2020