President Akufo-Addo has told the people of Cape-Coast that his government and party never promised to build a harbor in the Central regional capital as is being expected by the people there.
The President denied the promise which had been made on page 160 of the ruling NPP’s 2020 manifesto, claiming that promise which had been made alongside another promise to build an airport, never even crossed his mind.
“I never said I was going to build a harbour in Cape Coast. I said I was going to build a landing site like what I’ve done in these six other places in the Central Region. Cape Coast will also have its landing site, and the construction of that will start next year,” Mr. Akufo-Addo said.
His claim is the direct opposite of the promise to build “a new harbour in Cape Coast, and a new airport in Cape Coast,” in the NPP’s 2020 manifesto.
Even more implicating of the President, who in the past, has also claimed that he was misled to sign a multi-million dollar energy deal, is the fact that his Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia had eloquently trumpeted the same promise at a campaign rally in Cape Coast.
“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,” Dr. Bawumia had told Cape-Coasters in the build-up to the 2020 elections.
The disappointing betrayal is not different from many others, including Mr. Akufo-Addo’s promise to not borrow as President only to become the President who has borrowed more than any other in the history of the country.
President Akufo-Addo who also promised not to run a family and friends government has been the most nepotistic, while his promise to protect the public purse has been thrown to the dogs. Meanwhile, according to the President, his commitment to building the airport still stands.