The Vice President of Imani Africa, Kofi Bentil, has described the New Patriotic Party’s decision to build an airport in Cape Coast if it wins the 2020 general election as “a bad idea.”
In a Facebook post, Mr. Bentil said the money should rather be channeled into improving the road network of the Central Region.
Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch on Saturday, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said in addition to an airport the government will also construct a new harbour in the Central Regional capital.
According to him, the idea is aimed at boosting domestic tourism and development in the region.
“We are going to build a new harbor and a new airport in Cape Coast. It is very critical… that the Central Region gets its own airport,” Dr Bawumia said.
Below is Bentil’s full post:
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.
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
Source: Daily Mail GH