Cape Coast Harbour Comment: “I made a mistake; presidents are humans” – Akufo-Addo pleads

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The President, HE Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, has admitted that he made a mistake with his comments on the construction of a Habour for the people of Cape Coast

Speaking in an exclusive interview on Peace FM’s ‘kokrokoo’ morning show, he noted that he couldn’t confer from the party’s manifesto but the actual plan was to build a landing site.

“Let me confess, I made a mistake on the Cape Coast. Even with the mistake, we have to have a rethink. We cannot have a harbour at Takoradi and Elimina and have another one at Cape Coast. But I have to apologize to the people of Cape Coast. Presidents are humans and they can make mistakes,” he added.

I Never Promised To Build A Harbour

Residents of Cape Coast who have been hoping for the construction of a new harbour since the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) won re-election in 2020 may be disappointed.

That infrastructure project, according to President Akufo-Addo, was never on the list of commitments presented to him for his second term.
“The commitment was never to a harbour; it was to a landing site,” he explained on Eagle FM in Cape Coast on Monday.

The facts, on the other hand, show that the President’s claims are false.

When asked about the status of a promise to build an airport and a port in Cape Coast, the President stated, “The commitment was never to (build) a port.” It led to a landing page. It is extremely important. And you read the NPP manifesto for the 2020 election on page 88. It’s crystal clear.”.

“In terms of the harbour, we have to be clear in our minds; we never committed ourselves… I never stated that I intended to build a harbour in Cape Coast. “I said I was going to build a landing page, and that it would begin next year,” he explained.

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