Upper East Airport: I saw Wa Airport, we can also do something like that for plane land–Regional Minister


Upper East Regional Minister has said, he is still fighting hard in making sure the Regional Airport becomes a reality. a platform notable for its contributions to the development of the region was following up with the Upper East Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu after 4 months of its extensive developmental publication titled “People of Upper East Region enemies of development, reasons why Upper West is ahead”

The publication by Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen generated massive reactions from residents of the region residing in both home and abroad, especially with regard to the non-availability of the Regional Airport and passport office in the region.

The issue surrounding the construction of Upper East Regional Airport is one of the biggest developmental challenges facing the region.

Both the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) have failed the region woefully as far as the Airport project is concerned, as they found favour in using the said project as a political tool to deceive residents of the region in every election year.

However, an effort exhibited to construct the Airport by the NPP during the time of the Late Hon. Kofi Adda the former Aviation Minister, saw the region only fighting for citing location between Sherigu and Paga and Sumbrungu till the region lost that available opportunity.

In a recent interview, Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu told the media that the region has settled on Sumbrungu for the Airport construction.

However, following the opinion shared by residents of the region in October 2022 after the seeking publication, this platform followed up with the Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu on Friday, January 27, 2023, for some update, he revealed that he is still fighting very hard for the Regional Airport.

“Am fighting so hard. The last time I met the President in Wa was when we went for a funeral, I saw the Wa airport, then I said to him that we can also do something like this in Upper East, even if we don’t have plenty of money to do it like the Tamale one, we can also do something like this…. so that plane can land. So, the president is buying into that idea. So, am going to Accra this week to meet him on it”. Regional Minister told Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen

“We are fighting very hard to bring some of these things here. He stressed

However, with the pressure from this platform on the Regional Minister, the Passport application has gotten some attention, and work is expected to finish soon.

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