Ghana To Build A New World Class Airport

Ghana To Build A New World Class Airport

Ghana is getting a brand new modern large Airport in the Western region of the country. The Minister For Aviation, Joseph Koffi Adda revealed that the ministry is looking for 3,000 acres of land for the Airport.

Mr. Kofi Adda explained that the airport project follows the influx of businesses, ostensibly from the discovery of oil and gas in the region, making the Air Force Base relatively small to contain the volume of air traffic from bigger aircraft.

The Air Force Base which was built in the 1940s to carry soldiers to Accra and beyond had undergone several rehabilitation, but the size still cannot receive larger planes. The region is so rich in all the natural resources and therefore needs an airport that would fit the status of the region,” said Mr. Kofi Adda.

The new airport would have a longer runway, radar, tower and every accessories, in addition to the putting up of hotels, schools, shopping malls and an Airport City similar to the Airport City in Accra.

The minister stated that the project would an investment of about US $100m and added that about five Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) have been signed with corporate bodies who were well prepared to do business at the yet to be constructed airport.

We are waiting for the Ministry of Finance to give us the go ahead with the sod -cutting for work to begin before the end of this year. Tamale and Kumasi Airports are also being expanded to receive larger planes and this would bring more businesses and jobs to the areas.

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