Gov’t blows $23M on Kumasi Airport renovation

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Government spent US$23,829,247.4 on rehabilitation of the Kumasi

Airport runway alone, a document sighted by citifmonline.com has


The document was presented to Parliament by the Ministry of Transport

and signed by the Chief Director at the Ministry, T A Selby.

President John Dramani Mahama in December 2014 inaugurated the Kumasi

Airport after the runway which is about two kilometers was renovated.

There were other renovations at the airport including lighting, drains

among others, but there was a different budget to fund those projects.

The rehabilitation was to raise the airport to international standard

and also allow planes to take off and fly at night.

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) accused government of

bloating the amount spent on the rehabilitation work but

governmentvehemently denied the claims at the time.

Some checks conducted by citifmonline.com revealed that Ethiopia built

three new Airports with US$64 million.

Source: citifmonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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