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Kotoka International Airport not for sale – Aviation Ministry

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The Ministry of Aviation says it is not in any discussions relating to the sale of the Kotoka International Airport. Media reports and social media publications had said the Kotoka Airport was being sold to a foreign company to take over its management and operations. However, the Ministry in a statement signed by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda said no such deal has been conceived by the government.

Instead, the Ministry says it is considering “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”. “In this regard, an Executive Approval was granted by H.E. the President for the Ministry to facilitate the engagement of the Strategic Partners”.

Process yet to commence
The statement further disclosed that the Ministry was yet to formally commence the process to acquire a strategic partner. “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 the government to achieve their diabolical agenda and erode the successes chalked in the Aviation Sector for the last Three (3) years”.

“Based on the above submission, the general public is hereby entreated to disregard the fabrication going on in the media regarding the sale of the Kotoka International Airport”.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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