VIDEO: Why Kumasi Int’l Airport will be named after Nana Prempeh I

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the renaming of the Kumasi and Tamale International Airports.

According to the President, the Kumasi International Airport, which will be completed in May 2024, will be renamed Nana Agyeman Prempeh I International Airport, while the Tamale Airport will be called the Yakubu Tali International Airport.

He announced this during the delivery of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Parliament.

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President Akufo-Addo stated, “I have one more scheduled date with the House when I would be here to give an accounting of my time in office. By that time, my successor would have been elected, and we would be getting ready for the swearing-in ceremony. The elections will be held peacefully, and the candidate with the credibility to take us to a higher level will win. Let me wish all of us well in the elections on 7th December.

“Before then, there are a number of important tasks lying ahead of us, one of which will be commissioning the Nana Agyeman Prempeh I International Airport in Kumasi, and naming the recently commissioned airport in Tamale the Yakubu Tali International Airport,” he said.

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The decision of the President to name the airport after the first Asantehene to have been exiled from the shores of Ghana has met various criticisms, particularly on social media.

Some critics argue the national asset shouldn’t have been named after a tribal hero as it would not have a national appeal.

Commenting on the reason for the naming of the airport on Angel Morning Show (AMS), on Wednesday, Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah explained that the late Asantehene deserves more than that.

Watch a video of him explaining the reason (s) for the naming of the airport.


Okatakyie reveals why Kumasi Airport will be named after Asantehene Agyemang Prempeh 1

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