The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Ejisu and Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), Lawyer John Kumah, has asserted that the decision by the President to revamp the Boankra Inland Port is to reduce unemployment and create jobs in Ejisu and its environs.
According to him, unemployment has become a major challenge facing the youth of Ejisu and that, the President and the NPP government realizing the troubles people, especially the youth face, has earmarked US$330 million to revitalized the Boankra Inland Port.
Speaking on Opemsuo FM, Lawyer John Kumah lauded the President and his good intention for the good people of Ejisu especially with respect to the Boankra Inland Port.
He explained that the Boankra Inland Port, though is being built in Ghana, is envisaged to serve three landlocked West African countries which include Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali.
The Boankra Inland Port Project begun under the erstwhile administration of President John Agyekum Kuffour but was stalled after his ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost the 2008 general elections and has since not received any major attention.
Lawyer John Kumah averred that with the coming into operation of the project, unemployment in Ejisu and its environs would be a thing of the past.
He revealed that the Boankra Inland Port project was expected to be a free port that would combine unimodal and inter-modal operations aimed at easing congestion at Ghana’s seaports thus facilitating the transit trade of Ghana’s land-locked neighbours.
Commenting on the coming elections, Lawyer John Kumah urged all to vote in a peaceful manner devoid of controversies and character assassinations.
He pointed out that the election process is a constitutional right and for that matter all must endeavor to exercise that right and ensure that the NPP emerges victorious.