President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made clarifications on one of the controversial campaign promises of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) prior to the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The NPP promised to construct a harbour and an airport in Cape Coast if Ghanaians renew their mandate to run the affairs of the country for the second term.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who disclosed this at the launch of the Party’s 2020 manifesto in Cape Coast on Saturday, August 22, 2020, stressed on the importance of a harbour and an airport in Cape Coast — he noted that the harbour and airport are critical in boosting tourism and development in the Region.

“For the 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,” he announced.

Speaking on Cape Coast based Eagle FM in an interview monitored by InsiderGH.com on Monday, October 18, 2021, the President, who is currently on an official working visit to the Central Region, noted that the NPP did not promise to build a harbour for the people of Cape Coast.

According to him, what they promised was a landing site and not a harbour.

“I never said I was going to build a harbour in Cape Coast. I said I was going to build a landing site,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.

Checks by InsiderGH.com shows that the 2020 Campaign manifesto of the NPP captured that the NPP will build a harbour and not a landing site as the President is saying.

Below is what page 160 of the 2020 Manifestation of the NPP says;

NPP never promised to build a harbour at Cape Coast

According to President Akufo-Addo, his government is busily working on the first phase of the construction of landing sites in Senya Berekum, Elmina, Moree, Winneba and Gomoa Fetteh.

He noted that the Second Phase will include Cape Coast.

On the issue of the construction of an airport in Cape Coast, the President revealed that studies are almost complete on the perfect choice of location for the airport

Source: InsiderGH.com

           

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