The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has said he made a mistake in his comments on the Cape Coast Harbour promise.
The president earlier this made a comment to the effect that he did not promise to establish a harbour in Cape Coast, a comment that subjected Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to public ridicule.
Ahead of the 2020 elections, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who was the running mate to Mr Akufo-Addo promised that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was going to build a harbour in that part of the country.
He said at the campaign launch in Cape Coast that “The people of Cape Coast, I have good news for you, we are building a new harbour in Cape Coast and a new airport in Cape Coast.”
But President Akufo-Addo on Cape Coast based Eagle FM Monday October 18 that this was not part of his promises.
“The commitment was never to a harbour; it was to a landing site,” he said.
He and Dr Bawumia became subject of mockery on social media following this development.
For instance, a former Deputy Minister of Information, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not remember that his party made that promise.
In series of tweets reacting to this, Mr Kwakye Ofosu said “[Former] President Mahama expanded Tema Port to make it the largest in West and Central Africa. As for Prez Akufo-Addo,he doesn’t even remember that he promised the folks in Cape Coast a Harbour.”
He added “What is it with President Akufo-Addo and Ports and Harbours?If he is not appointing a CEO for the non-existent Keta Port, then he is denying ever promising to give the people of Cape Coast a Harbour.”
But clarifying his comments on Accra-based Peace FM on Thursday October 21, Nana Akufo-Addo said ” I made a mistake.”