Kumasi International Airport to be ready by April — Dr. Amin Adam

Headlines Kumasi International Airport to be ready by April — Dr. Amin Adam
FEB 22, 2024 LISTEN

The Kumasi International Airport project, which was stalled for long is expected to be completed in April this year, it has officially been announced.

The Finance Minister, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, who gave the assurance, emphatically stated that the government is determined to complete the project.

According to him, huge part of the funds needed to complete the capital-intensive project has so far been released by the government to the contractor for work to resume.

The Minister of Finance said the government is now only required to pay the remaining two million euros in order for the project, which was stalled, to be completed.

He assured that the two million euros would be settled in one week's time.

“This project would have been completed sometime ago but for the problem that we faced. Having said that, we have made renewed efforts to address those challenges.

“Part of the outstanding amount of money which was to be paid for work to resume has been paid to the contractor,” the Finance Minister said when he visited the airport.

“What is left is about just two million euros which we are going to do within one week so that the contractor would have no excuse as far as funding is concerned, to work to bring the project to completion.”

Dr. Amin Adam, who sounded positive, said, “But I'm impressing upon them to make sure by April 2024 they bring the works to closure so we can use the airport.”

According to him, the completion of the Kumasi International Airport project would go a long way to improve air travel and also improve the lives of the people.

The Finance Minister reiterated his call on the contractor to expedite works so the project would be completed within the next two months, for it to be opened for public use.

-DGN online