“Kotoka International Airport Has Not Been Sold, Disregard False Publications” – Aviation Minister
Ghana’s Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda is calling on the public to brush aside all fake publications indicating that the country’s International Airport, Kotoka has been sold.
According to him, Government has not made such announcement adding that no Foreign Entity has been contacted to do any purchasing.
In a statement issued by the Minister, it said “We, therefore, wish to note that the false information on the sale of the Kotoka International Airport circulating on some platforms is probably the work of some individuals who want to pitch the staff of GACL and the government to achieve their agenda and tarnish the success the aviation has chalked over the last three years”
He further explained that Government is engaging stakeholders including the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and the TAV-SUMMA Consortium to help them improve service delivery and the expansion of infrastructure at the Airport.
He explained that the engagement is in line with the Government’s vision to make Ghana the Aviation Hub within the sub-Region.
The President has signed an executive approval to facilitate engagement of the Strategic Partners adding that the process hasn’t yet begun.
“Neither the Ministry nor GACL has yet formally started any process of engagement on the subject matter with any stakeholder or partner “.
It is however emerging that Terminal one of the Airport has been on rent to the McDan for a period of fifteen years following the relocation of domestic flights to Terminal two.
Mr. Adda hinted that the rent is to boost revenue for the Ghana Airports Company Limited.
Story by: Bervelyn Henrietta Allotey