"Feasibility Study Will Determine The Location Of Central Regional Airport" - Kwaku Asiamah (VIDEO)
The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has touched on the controversial Central Regional Airport as he says there is currently ongoing feasibility study ongoing to decide which region will the airport will be sited.
According to the Minister, the ongoing feasibility study will determine the exact location for the airport to be sited which he says will be completed soon.
The said airport that is yet to be construct has garnered series of controversies as the people of Central region are demanding for it, the people of the Western Region also feels it should be sited in their region.
The controversies begun after President Akufo-Addo in an interview claimed there is on going discussions as to where the airport will be sited.
But speaking at the meet the press series of the Information Ministry, Mr Ofori Asiamah stressed that, the study will determine where exactly the airport needs to sited that could service both the people of the Central Region and the Western Region as well.
Mr Ofori Asiamah added that, the government main aim is to make Ghana the Aviation Hub of Africa thus they taking keen interest in constructing and upgrading the various airports in Ghana to region the international level.
In other developments, the Transport Minister hinted that government is engaging the various transport operators over new transport fares in the country.
He noted that government is engaging leadership of the transport unions to reach a fair conclusion.
Mr. Ofori Asiamah said "There is an arrangement between government and transport operators that any time fuel prices hit certain percentage, government will engage the transport operators, so that they don’t pass all their burden onto passengers"
Earlier last week, Private commercial road transport operators and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) have threatened to increase fares if government does not meet their demands to remove or reduce some taxes on petroleum products.
He added that, some unions and drivers would want to take the opportunity to increase their transport fares due to the increment of fuel prices but that could bring chaos but he pleaded with them to rescinded their decision.
The Minister also calls on Ghanaians to support the Ghana Police Service to combat traffic situation in the cities.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith