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Ghana to Build a Bigger Airport For Oil Rich Region - Minister of Aviation

Sep 13, 2019 09:02 PM
 Ghana to Build a Bigger Airport For Oil Rich Region - Minister of Aviation Africa Business Radio, Ghana, Africa Business News, Western Region, Joseph Kofi Adda, Accra

Ghana's Ministry of Aviation is seeking about 3,000 acres of land in the Western Region to construct a new modern large airport to receive larger planes and serve the oil and gas community. This 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 rehabilitations, but the size still cannot receive larger planes. The Minister for Aviation, Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda accompanied by the Western Regional Deputy Minister, Madam Gifty E Kusi, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ahanta West, Ms. Henrietta Mary Eyison and other officials visited the land at Prestea in the Ahanta West Municipality to see how suitable the land would serve as an airport. Mr. Adda said the region was so rich in all the natural resources and therefore needed an airport that would fit the status of the region, adding "government needs about $100 million to construct a modern airport". The modern airport, when completed would have a longer runway, tower, radar, and other accessories to fit the Oil City, in addition to the putting up of hotels, schools, shopping malls and an Airport City similar to the Airport City in Accra.

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