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AVIATION MINISTER OKAYS K’SI AIRPORT PROJECT

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THE MINISTER of Aviation, Joseph Adda, has expressed satisfaction with the level of works so far done at the Kumasi Airport by a Brazilian contractor.

“They are professionals and they have executed a good work at the airport, so far”, he said, after an inspection tour of the facility recently, and urged the contractors to sustain their splendid works so that, upon completion, the airport would be one of a kind.

He said Ghana’s aviation industry is on the rise, and noted that the international community is impressed about the country’s outstanding growth.

Hon. Adda was optimistic that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s dream of making Ghana an Aviation Hub on the African continent is achievable.

According to him, government had done a lot of investment in the sector in recent times and indicated that the people would see massive improvement in the sector soon.

The minister was accompanied by Kwabena Okyere Danso Mensah, his deputy, Kwadwo Abrefa-Sarkodie, Head Regional Airports, among others.

For his part, John Dekyem Attafuah, the MD, Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), pointed out that the tent facility at the airport, which serves as waiting area, had suffered defects and that plans are advanced to replace it very soon.

Works are currently ongoing on the phase-two of the Kumasi Airport Development Project to raise the airport’s level to international standards.

The runway would be extended from 1981 meters to 2320 meters, a new terminal would be built, and assess road networks would also be constructed.

The 64 million Euro project, being funded by the Ghana government, commenced in May this year and is expected to be completed in November, 2020.

The Aviation Minister said latest by the next two years, there would be significant growth in the aviation industry, just as the president had assured.

FROM Akwasi Boakye

Kumasi

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