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This is how I will dredge sea to Kumasi – Cheddar explains

Businessman and Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Kwame Bediako has outlined his ambitious plan to link Kumasi, a landlocked portion of the country, to the sea.

To stimulate the economy of the nation, Bediako, often referred to as Freedom Jacob Ceasar or Cheddar, had earlier pledged to dredge a sea to Kumasi.

That being said, a lot of Ghanaians doubt that such a scheme could be implemented.

This is how I will dredge sea to Kumasi – Cheddar explains

During a listening tour at the University of Cape Coast, Cheddar discussed his vision, emphasizing the unrealized potential of Ghana’s water features, such the Pra and Oti Rivers, while drawing on his early fascination with maps and the continent’s topographical arrangement.

“When I was checking the map of this country, I saw the rivers Pra and Oti. When you’re coming from Kumasi to Cape Coast, the big river is just there. It’s not connected.

“When I started this tour, I went to Techiman, then to Tamale, then to Bolga, then to Bogoso, then to Techiman. So every time I went to the room, I quickly studied the map of that region. Then I found out that there’s a river Tano in Techiman, and it goes all the way to the end of Takoradi, sharing the border with the Ivorian coast. Next to it is the sea,” he explained.

Cheddar declared that he would use dredging to connect these rivers to the sea in order to use them for transportation.

“So what we have to do is just dredge our land, let the sea merge with the water bodies, the river, and the lagoon, and start to use it as a transportation. It’s been there, but we haven’t thought of it.

“You can look at the Manchester canal, all of you can google how they dredged the sea to merge with the river for it to become that,” he said.

The idea, which has generated discussion, seeks to change the economic environment by turning Kumasi into a marine transport center and maybe creating new trade routes and business prospects.

Cheddar’s proposal is modeled after international models such as the Manchester Canal, which connects interior regions to the sea; this implies that Ghana may have a similar opportunity.

Akosua Boatemaa

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