If the New Patriotic Party forms the next government after the 2020 general elections, residents of Cape Coast can be assured of having their own airport, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has promised.
Giving highlights of the NPP 2020 manifesto on Saturday at Cape Coast, the Vice President said the Central regional capital deserves an airport as a tourist destination centre.
“For the people of Cape Coast, we have good news for you, we are building a new harbour in Cape Coast and a new airport in Cape Coast,” he announced.
Dr. Bawumia described the need for government to construct an airport there as “very critical” adding, “an airport make a lot of sense in Cape Coast, it is a real tourist hub”.
He observed that it is a “major growth pole to put an airport” in Cape Coast to link other economic cities like Accra and Kumasi in addition to having a railway connecting Cape Coast to these two big cities as they form a “triangle”.
The Vice President also mentioned that Ghana would witness infrastructure growth if the NPP government is given another four-year term to govern the country.