The completion of the new $25million project of the Ho Airport funded by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) is ready to be handed over to the Government in March. The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa said at a press soiree organized by the Ministry of Information in Ho.
The project which started under the administration of the former President, John Dramani Mahama has 1,900 meters runway, traffic control tower, 1,150 capacity passenger waiting area, an ultramodern airbus terminal and an automatic fire detection system. The airport was expected to be completed in September 2016.
According to Dr Lesta, “2018 is going to be very exciting because the airport will be operational. It will be an action year as the region opens up for investors.”
He also added that, the necessary foundations has been laid for rapid economic and infrastructure growth in the region and hinted of the resumption of work on the Ho dual carriage and the Eastern corridor roads.
The Deputy Minister of Information, Mr. Perry Okudzeto said the government recognized the role of the media in the development of the country and was “building more bridges” for mutual benefit.
He further explains that, 2017 marks a “good start” for the government with the launching of projects and programmed to improve agriculture, education and job creation, among others, and called for support from the media and the citizenry.
The new airport, with the slogan ”Ho Airport, the New Destination” is ready to host domestic and commercial flights and open up the region for growth.
Story by Amanda Sorkpor