Asiedu Nketia criticizes Akufo-Addo for commissioning uncompleted Kumasi airport 

Mr. Asiedu Nketia is aspiring to be NDC National Chairman

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has voiced his concerns regarding the recent commissioning of the Prempeh I International Airport in Kumasi by President Akufo-Addo.

Despite the grand ceremony, Nketia expressed bewilderment at the decision to inaugurate a project that is still under construction.

In his remarks, Nketia highlighted the imprudence of opening a facility that is not yet fully operational.

He argued that it would have been more prudent for President Akufo-Addo to wait until the airport was completed before declaring it open to the public.

“If it had been completed, aeroplanes would have landed there. It’s like making fufu without soup and asking us to eat,” he said in an instagram video posted by Nana Yaa Brefo host of Yen Nsempa Morning show on Onua FM.

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“There are bulldozers working everywhere, and you’re telling me it’s finished,” he exclaimed, questioning the legitimacy of the commissioning ceremony.

According to the NDC Chairman the premature commissioning of the airport reflects a political agenda aimed at garnering favor rather than addressing the practical needs of the people.

“I’ve already mentioned that the president’s judgment should be examined,” Nketia remarked pointedly.

On May 10, 2024, the Agyemang Prempeh I International Airport in Kumasi was officially opened.

The airport’s interior is meticulously arranged into various operational areas, with many staircase walls crafted from glass to provide a visually appealing ambiance.

Welcoming visitors at the entrance is the sign “Nante Yie,” symbolizing “safe journey.”

This airport is expected to elevate the international profile of the Ashanti Region and contribute significantly to the economic prosperity of the local community.