No sale of Airports and infrastructure - Aviation Minister

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

The Akufo-Addo government has no plans to sell Ghana's airports for any good or bad reasons contrary to rumours by elements in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“I want to make it very clear to the media and the general public that under the tenure of Nana Akufo-Addo there is not going to be any sale of the airports and infrastructure", Aviation Minister, HOn. Joseph Kofi Adda said.

According to report by Ghanaweb, the minister also reaffirmed that there will be no privatization or sale of infrastructure of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

“We are very concerned about the aviation sector because of the vision of the President Nana Addo Dankwa decided to set a dedicated ministry for aviation. The reason simply is that there is great potential in the Aviation sector to help in the development of the country,” the minister said

Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda stated suggestions of a privatization must be refuted as the airport company currently has no management contract in place to allow a private company to control the activities of the KIA.

Meanwhile, the vovernment is seeking an amount between US$2-3billion worth of investments that will go towards infrastructure expansion works of the nation’s airports.

The investment, according to the aviation minister, is geared towards government’s resolve in setting Ghana as an aviation hub in West Africa.