Last week weekend Saturday, saw the launch of the N.P.P manifesto in Cape Coast and it was during the Launch that they made it known to Ghanaians of their intention of building an Airport there but there has been criticisms from the opposition National Democratic Congress (N.D.C) that is not necessary.
In justifying it, he said in historically Cape – Coast used to be the capital of Ghana and if you are talking about the history of slavery anywhere in the world or study the history of slavery you will study Cape – Coast. You can not tell about the story of slavery without talking about Cape Cape – Coast of all the forts and Castles in Cape – Coast, so in terms of the slavery issue is very big.
When it comes to tourism in this country and Cape- Coast is the tourism capital of Ghana, and there is no other place that attracts tourists as Cape – Coast. If you talk about Education in Ghana, Cape – Coast is the education capital of Ghana, so the amount of traffic in terms of people that goes to Cape – Coast is quite significant and so if you are looking at trying to put in place infrastructure that will boost the economy of Cape – Coast and you will have to look at it in long term and the tourism industry is one that is really important.
Tourists like convenience. A tourist would like to fly into a place and would not like to be on a three hour journey on a Bus to get to the place. The Airport will provide a lot of convenience for tourists who are coming in which will help a lot and it will also boost other industries in and around Cape – Coast.
According to Dr. Mahamadu Bawumiah he didn’t see a lot of resistance to the airport in Ho as he has seen the airport in Cape – Coast. In terms of the tourists potential Cape – Coast is bigger and the economic case in building an airport there is much stronger.
source: Peace Fm