The National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has said the party’s next government, should it win the 7 December polls, will open the Ho airport to human traffic.
According to him, the NDC has promised and delivered development projects across the country, including the Ho airport, which was completed in 2016.
“When the NDC promises, we deliver. We promised that we will build a port in Tema, we delivered. We promised that we’ll build a new airport terminal three, President Mahama delivered. We promised that we’ll expand the Kumasi airport, we delivered. We promised that we’ll build an airport in Ho under the then-leadership of Madam Dzifa Ativor [former Roads and Transport Minister], we’ve put up a new airport in Ho,” he said.
The $25-million Ho airport has not officially been opened since its completion some four years ago.
According to the people of the region, especially residents in and around Ho, the inability to open the facility for use is affecting socio-economic activities and development in the area.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, who was speaking at a community engagement in Keta during the running mate, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s tour of the Volta Region, assured the people that should Ghanaians re-elect Mr Mahama into office, the facility will be opened for use.
“We want to assure the good people of the Volta region that when we come to power, we’re going to commission that airport and put planes there to serve the people of the Volta region,” he noted.
He, therefore, urged the people to vote for the NDC because “the NPP government and Nana Akufo-Addo have wasted the four years without doing anything. When it’s about two months to elections, they’re carrying shovels and axes and they’re doing sod-cutting”.
The Chairman emphasised the need to vote for NDC, saying “the voting that is going to take place on 7 December 2020 is going to be a vote of destiny, we’re going to declare the destiny of this country”.