The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted that he made a mistake when he said his government never promised a habour for the people of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
Speaking on Peace Fm, the President rendered an unqualified apology to the general public and the people of Cape Coast saying what he said was a clear mistake.
“I made a mistake, let me just confess it, I made a mistake…I made a mistake. In looking at the manifesto…I tried to do that before I go…in doing that I saw one page which talks about a landing site, I didn’t go further to see. But in any even with the mistake I think still we have to re-think a lot of things”.
“We have a harbour in Elmina which is being developed now, Takoradi, Elmina, then we have another one projected for Cape Coast before we go further down…I think some re-thinking has to go on for us to be able to find out what is the value for money arrangement.
“But it was a mistake and I have to apologize to the people of Cape Coast and Central Region for that mistake. Presidents are human afterall, they are not superman, they make mistakes.” He said
However, the President clarified that the party actually pledged to put up a landing site as captured in the 2020 manifesto and earmarked for execution in 2022.
During the run-up to the 2020 elections, the then candidate Akufo-Addo promised to build a harbour in the Central Regional capital while campaigning.
However, later, he said the commitment was never to build a harbour, rather, a landing site.