The government through the Aviation Ministry has debunked assertions that they in the process of selling the Kotoka International Airport, with the President having already issued an executive approval to that effect.
According to a statement issued by the Aviation ministry, the government is only 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.
Musician and Political activist, Kwame A-Plus had last week accused the Akufo-Addo administration of trying to sell off the Ghana Airports Company just as they sold the Electricity Company of Ghana.
However, the Ministry of Aviation in a statement signed by the sector Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda have described the allegations as a fabrication.
Read The Full Statement Below……………….
ALLEGED SALE OF THE KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO A FOREIGN COMPANY
The attention of the Ministry of Aviation has been drawn to a fabricated publication going round in media circles and the social media landscape that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is being sold to a foreign company to take over its management and operations.
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.
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.
In this regard, an Executive Approval was granted by H.E. the President for the Ministry to facilitate the engagement of the Strategic Partners.
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.
As a Ministry responsible for Aviation, we shall continue to constructively engage our agencies and all stakeholders in matters affecting the Aviation Sector and Industry with the ultimate aim of achieving H.E. the President’s vision of making Ghana an Aviation Hub in the Sub-Region.
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.
JOSEPH KOFI ADDA (MP) MINISTER
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