The Minister for Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, has given a strong indication, work would begin on the second phase of the Tamale Airport to elevate it to an International airport.
The former sector minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah had announced in May this year that the project would start soon, saying the funding was almost secured for the project.
The Navrongo Central Constituency MP who doubles as the current Minister for Aviation reiterated the words of his predecessor Wednesday when he led a delegation of staff from the Aviation Ministry, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, and Ghana Airports Company Limited on a tour of the Tamale airport as part of his working visit to the Northern region.
“We will cut sod for phase two of the airport in December and work should start by February 2019. The project will come with a maintenance, repairs, overhauling and safety (MRO), an aviation training school, and other facilities that will make traveling easy for passengers”, Kofi Adda told the media.
He explained the phase two project will comprise the terminal which will cater for passenger travel processes and services, as well as hosting a cargo village and other facilities which will enhance its status.
“The Tamale airport when completed is expected to harbour a cabin, hajj village, maintenance hub for aircraft services, cargo section and other facilities that will make it the second international airport in Ghana”, he explained.
The minister was accompanied on his visit by the manager of the Tamale Airport, Micheal Mensah and some staff of the aviation service in Tamale.
By Zubaida Ishmail|3news.com|Ghana