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Airport In Cape Coast More Deserving Than In Ho — Dr. Bawumia

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In the New Patriotic Party’s manifesto which was launched on Saturday, 22nd August, 2020, the party hinted of a construction of Aiport in the Central region.

This raised a lot of controversies with others saying it is unnecessary to have an airport in the region. Others where also of the view that, central region host a lot of tourist, and an airport in the region won’t be a bad idea.

Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in a radio interview on PeaceFm has justified the need for an airport to be sited in Cape Coast in the Central region.

He said, “An airport in the Cape Coast is very necessary in the view of the government”, citing the historical significance of the town and its tourism potential.

According to the vice president, an airport in Cape Coast is more economically viable than the airport in Ho which was built by the erstwhile John Mahama’s government.

“In fact there is more of a case for an airport at cape coast than there was for an airport in Ho. There’s more of a case for it but I didn’t see a lot of resistance to the airport in Ho as I’m seeing in the airport of cape coast. In terms of the tourism potential Cape Coast is bigger. It’s good that we have an airport in Ho, that’s fine but I’m saying that the economic case is stronger in Cape Coast”, he explained.

The NPP vice presidential aspirant argued that there is quite a significant amount of traffic to Cape Coast because of tourism and education, hence the need for an airport.

In reaction to critics who suggest that priority be fixing the roads leading to Cape Coast, Dr. Bawumia said roads and railway development are part of the bigger infrastructural drive of the NPP.

He is positive that an airport in Cape Coast will boost the local economy and go a long way to help the people in the area.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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I Am Not Resigning From Peace FM – Kwame Sefa Kayi Speaks Amid NDC-Sammy Gyamfi Brouhaha

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Veteran Journalist, and host of Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show, Kwame Sefa Kayi has reacted to rumors that he is resigning from the Station following the brouhaha involving the NDC.

Sefa Kayi was accused by the NDC’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi of being bias and a dictatorial host.

This was after the host had refused to accede to the NDC’s demands of barring their suspended former Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs from appearing on the show after the party accused the latter of persistent anti-party conduct.

Reports surfaced on Thursday, September 24, that the long-time host of Kokrokoo was resigning. The reports had claimed that the “Chairman General”, as he is popularly known by his listeners, was displeased by the decision of the station’s management to thrash out the boycott issues with Ghana’s biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

However, reacting to the rumours of his resignation on Friday, Sefa Kayi, who had been silent on the matter stated: “When you recognize you are working in a public space you don’t have to react to everything thrown at you.”

He explained that he knew he was never going to get a hundred percent approval rating and was therefore not bothered about the rumors of his alleged resignation.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Accra Is Choked, Change The National Capital – Economist

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Senior Economist, Office of the Senior Minister, Habibu Adam has suggested the capital city of the country is moved from Accra which is already choked and engulfed in filth.

According to him, if urgent attention is not given to the congestion in Accra, there will be too much human and motor traffic to an extent that the economic costs to the country would be dire.

“If care is not taken, in the next 10 years, Accra will need an interchange per kilometer to allow for free movement of vehicles. There will be too much human and motor traffic to an extent that the economic costs to the country would be dire.

“Already Accra has captured Kasoa from Central Region and tension is beginning to brew between Greater Accra and Eastern Region,” he told Ghana News Agency.

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Western Togoland Attack Most Successful By Secessionist Group In West Africa – Kwesi Aning

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Security expert, Professor Kwesi Aning has labeled the Western Togoland attack in some parts of the Volta Region as the most successful in the West African Region.

According to him, the attack has exposed the weakness and failures of the country’s security system and it’s about time authorities in charge of security stepped up their intelligence.

“It has raised very disturbing questions and these are questions that should not be swept under the carpet. This is the most successful first attack by a secessionist group against a sovereign state in West Africa and in the Sahara. It is the most successful because we need to look at the geographical expanse of the attack. These are not small towns so where were the police, BNI and national security”.

“The second is the coordinated nature of those attacks. They all took place in a specific time frame and the failure of the state to see that trucks were brought in to dump sands at the roads to block them. People sang patriotic songs, set fire and danced. All without a response from the state”.

“The final symbolism around the success relates to the police stations. Two police stations representing the state overrun and totally defeated. The ten AK47 which were stolen is very symbolic. We don’t know if they took only ten”, he said on Newsfile.

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