Aviation Ministry debunks sale of Kotoka Int. Airport

by Business Zone

The Ministry has asked the public to disregard a fabricated publication that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is being sold to a foreign company to take over its management and operations.

In a statement signed by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, the Ministry of Aviation denied allegations that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has been put up for sale.

“The Ministry of Aviation wishes to unequivocally inform the general public and the good people of Ghana that the Kotoka International Airport is not for sale and no such deal has ever been conceived by the government of Ghana,” the Minister said.

The Minister however indicated that, an Executive Approval was granted by H.E. the President for the Ministry to facilitate the engagement of the Strategic Partners.

“Indeed, what is being considered for deliberation by the Ministry and its stakeholders including the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is a proposed Strategic Partnership Arrangement between GACL and TAV-SUMMA Consortium to improve service delivery and expansion of infrastructure at the Kotoka International Airport to achieve government’s vision of making Ghana the Aviation Hub within the West African Sub-Region.”

“To this end, we hereby state categorically that neither the Ministry nor the GACL has yet formally started any process of engagement on the subject matter with any stakeholder or partner.

“We therefore wish to note that the false information on the sale of the Kotoka International Airport being circulated in the media/social media is the work of mischievous and malicious elements to pitch the staff of GACL and the general public against government to achieve their diabolical agenda and erode the successes chalked in the Aviation Sector for the last Three (3) years,” the Minister said.

Source: BusinessZone Online

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