Imani Africa’s Vice President, Kofi Bentil has rubbished the proposed plan by the governing New Patriotic Patriotic Party (NPP) to construct an airport in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast, if given second term in office by the Ghanaian electorates, He described the purposed plan as a bad idea.null.
The reaction of Imani Africa’s Vice President is in response to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia detailed revelation during NPP’s manifesto launch on Saturday August 22 at University of Cape Coast for the 2020 election, where Bawumia stated that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will build an airport and a new harbour in Cape Coast should he be voted into power come December 2020.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said; “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 the airport makes a lot of sense in Cape Coast. It is the tourist hub between Greater Accra and Kumasi and Cape Coast.”
However, in a Facebook post,sighted by Talks Africa Media, Imani Africa’s Vice President described the promise as bad idea.null.
“I come from Cape Coast. An Airport in Cape Coast is a patently bad idea and anyone suggesting that has totally lost it. You want to fly planes for the rich 1% when you have a dangerous road claiming lives every year.
“You won’t simply dualise the road and then put rail beside it for the masses!!! What thinking makes you leave that and rather build an airport?
“If Cape Coast road was dualised and straightened. It would be safe to drive there within 45 minutes in an average car. To fly to Cape Coast from Accra would cost you 30 minutes to the airport. 1 hour at the airport checking in and boarding.. 15 minutes of flight time. 30 minutes to get your luggage and leave the airport” Imani Africa’s Vice emphasized.
“It will be faster to just drive!!! And wherever you are coming from, there’s an Airport at Takoradi, A short drive from Cape Coast,” he wrote.