VIDEO: I must admit I made a mistake – President Akufo-Addo opens up on cape Coast Harbour gaffe

President Akufo-Addo has admitted in an interview today October 21 that he made a mistake in promising a habour for the people of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show, the president noted that he is sorry for that comment which could not be realized.

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, Mr Akufo-Addop said ” I made a mistake.”

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