BOGUS CLAIM ON AIRPORT OPENING

From Swazi Media Commentary Sat Nov 10 2012, 01:07:00

Swaziland's new airport at Sikhuphe will be open for business in early 2013, according to Bertram Stewart, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development.

But don't hold your breath. Stewart has been making claims about the opening date of the airport, dubbed King Mswati III's 'vanity project' for years. And every prediction he makes turns out to be false.

In October 2010, Stewart said the airport would be open by the end of that year. It wasn't.

Stewart was at it again in February 2011, when he confidently told media the airport would be completed by June 2011. It wasn't.He also said a number of top world airlines (that he declined to name) were negotiating to use Sikhuphe. Nothing happened.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Central African Republic:   Fear and Loathing in Bangui (blog)
Amnesty International
24 October 2014

In Bangui's Nguingo neighbourhood, up the Oubangui river from the city center, people are scared. [read more]

Lesotho:   Top Basotho Security Chiefs Step Down (news)
allAfrica.com
23 October 2014

Three top Basotho military and police commanders implicated in recent political turmoil in the country will step aside to help create a climate in which new elections can be held. [read more]

South Africa:   Star Runner Mulaudzi Dies in Crash (news)
South African Press Association
24 October 2014

Olympic silver medalist long distance runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died in a car accident, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula's office confirmed on Friday. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!