UER: Chiefs and people of Sumburungu and Sherigu angry with Aviation Minister’s pronouncement in Yendi


In a press release captured by Apexnewsgh.com has it that, Chiefs and people of Sumburungu and Sherigu in Bolgatanga Municipal of the Upper East Region has registered some level of dissatisfaction with the pronouncement they claimed was made by the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Cental who doubles as the Aviation Minister Mr. Kofi Joseph Adda regard the embattled Upper East Airport project.

According to the Chiefs  and people of Sumburungu and Sherigu, while they patiently await the arrival of the President’s Independent Committee of Aviation Experts, the Aviation Minister, has gone ahead to contravene and set aside President Akufo Addo’s promise  to the paramount Chiefs.

They said, in a publication dated Tuesday 29th September, 2020, the Hon. Aviation Minister stated in Yendi, that an expert team from GCCA had visited the Navrongo site and recommended its development into a commercial airport and that funding had been secured to commence work.

A pronouncement they described as unexpected and a surprise to the chiefs and people of both Sumburungu and Sherigu community.

However, they are hopeful that President Akufo Addo will not disappoint them on his promises.

“We know Nana Akufo Addo is a man of his word and trust him to live up to his promise. Accordingly, we have good reason to doubt the authenticity of the said Hon. Aviation Minister’s GCAA team that he claims had visited and made recommendations for the continuation of work on the Paga Airstrip. Obviously, the said team, if at all ever existed, woefully fails to be an independent team and does not pass to be the President’s Independent Committee of Aviation Experts, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was unambiguously clear, in his response to the Chiefs, to the effect that the Committee shall visit to assess the Sumburungu and Sherigu lands for siting of the Bolgatanga Airport.” They said

President Akufo Addo is expected to arrive in the Upper East Region on Tuesday September 6, 2020 for some regional tour.

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Ngamegbulam C. S

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