The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has defended the government’s promise to construct an airport in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast.
The promise was contained in the New Patriotic Party’s 2020 manifesto launched on August 22, 2020.
But speaking on Face to Face on Citi TV, Yofi Grant said there was enough investor-related evidence to back the establishment of a new airport in Cape Coast.
“The Central Region is becoming a hotbed for business. It is also becoming the nexus for tourism even within the sub-region. People can fly from Côte d’Ivoire or Kumasi to Cape Coast. Do you know the number of people who go to Cape Coast in a year? The Ghana Tourism Authority tells me that about 300,000 people go to Cape Coast alone for Tourism. If you talk about people who go to the Central Region, that may add up to about another 100,000 so you are already finding a population or market that moves speedily in and out. I always talk to investors and when I tell them to go to Cape Coast, they say they can’t go and come back because their flight is in the night and if they go by road, they might miss their flight.”
New VALCO Board, GIADEC charged to transform sector
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh has charged the newly constituted governing board of the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO), to drive an agenda that will set the company as the fulcrum of the full development of an integrated aluminium industry supervised by the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Corporation (GIADEC).
The minister made the call when he swore in a six-member board of directors with distinguished backgrounds in the fields of energy, economics and industrialization, for a four-year term to steer the revamping agenda of the Volta Aluminium Company under GIADEC, according to Graphic.com.gh