The kumasi airport to receive a massive facelift, President Akuffo Addo says.
June 6 2018 marked the the sod cutting ceremony which was to commence the expansion of the second phase of the Kumasi Airport.
The Kumasi Airport is in a state which does not befit the fact that Kumasi is widely acknowledged as not only Ghana’s second largest city but also a major business destination in West Africa.
According to the President, the government has vision of expanding the frontiers of the aviation industry in the country and to realize the dream of making Ghana an aviation home in West Africa.
It was estimated that the project will cost a sum of € 66,350,000 and is to be completed in 24 months. In a statement issued by the President during the sod cutting ceremony, he stated “funding for this project has been secured and so there should be no excuse for any delays by contractors to generate cost overruns”. He further urged the contractors working on the project to ensure that the project is completed within 24 months.
Furthermore, President Akufo-Addo stressed that the implementation of this project will result in the creation of 1,200 jobs. “With widespread unemployment being the greatest threat to our democracy and the stability of our nation, the implementation of this project will create a sensible number of jobs. A total of 1,200 direct and indirect jobs will be created by this expansion”.
The President assured the Asantehene “that this project is a sign of greater things to come for Asanteman, and indeed, for the whole nation”, and was expectant that “all of us, gathered here, will be present again here, in 24 months, God-willing, for the commissioning of this project”.
SOURCE: Patience Obosu/pinkfmonlinegh.com