A member of the Communications team of the governing New Patriotic Party in the Upper East Region, Wilson Dabuo has blasted leaders in the Upper East region for their inability to come to a consensus and locate a place for the establishment of an airport for the region.
Speaking on A1 Radio, Mr. Dabuo noted that leaders in the region often appear too weak and self-centered to the extent that they have failed to even agree on a specific area for the establishment of the airport.
The location of the airport has brought about disagreement amongst people of the BONABOTO zone and that of the Kassena area.
The BONABOTO zone is advocating for the project to be sited in the regional capital, whereas the Kassen zone is also calling for the upgrade of the abandoned Paga airstrip which was constructed halfway some years ago.
Commenting on the recent assurance made by the Transport Minister-designate, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah that construction work on the airport will begin the year, Mr. Dabuo questioned its location.
“It is high time people of the region get serious with developmental issues. Things that will bring growth to the region should always not be debated upon like what is happening with the airport now. Common location of a place, see what they are fighting over; some are saying it should be at the regional capital and others too, with contrary views. It is sad, it is the same thing that they did and up to now the Bolgatanga Municipality does not have a municipal hospital.”
Mr. Dabuo added that one of the reasons the region is still underdeveloped is due to the attitude of some people who claim are leaders, yet failed to used their leadership to realize development to the region.
Meanwhile, the Transport Minister-designate blamed the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic for the delay in the commencement of action towards the construction of the airport.
Source: a1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana