President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has indicated that, proper assessment should be carried out before an airport will be constructed in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast.
This was in response to the call of residents of Cape Coast and its environs calling on the president to construct an airport in the area to facilitate transportation in the region.
In an interview with ATL FM in Cape Coast on Friday monitored by Talksafrica.com, President Akufo Addo indicated that, the appeal will be subjected to critical assessment before a decision can be arrived at.
The response of the government should be that the matter has been thoroughly examined and the need has been established. That is the process the Ministry of Aviation is going through. It is doing the same with Koforidua from the Region I come, that’s another regional location which is near Accra…an hour and a half. 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.”He said
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