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President Akufo-Addo inspects work on 500-bed military hospital; Kumasi Airport project

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has inspected ongoing work on the construction of a 500-bed military hospital and work on the construction of Phase II of the Kumasi Airport project.

President Akufo-Addo’s first port of call on day one of his 3-day working visit of the Ashanti Region was the Kumasi Airport.

The new terminal building of the Kumasi Airport.

It will be recalled that on 6th June 2018, the President cut the sod for work to commence on phase Ii of the Kumasi Airport Project, where he explained that “the expansion of this airport is a critical part of government’s vision to expand the frontiers of the aviation industry in the country, and to realise the dream of making Ghana an aviation hub in West Africa.”

The project encompasses the extension of the current length of the runway by 319 metres, i.e. from 1,981 metres to 2,300 metres; construction of a new terminal building, with the capacity to handle one million passengers per year; construction of an apron area and related taxiway; and the undertaking of ancillary works.

The project coordinator told President Akufo-Addo that permanent works on the terminal building are progressing steadily, and the installation of the steel superstructure also progressed as scheduled.

Pavement works for access road construction, he added, are in progress, together with the construction of storm drains network in the terminal area, with the revised completion date for the project is August 2021.

The President also visited the site of the construction of the 500-bed Military at Afari, in Atwima Nwabiagya South constituency.

President Akufo-Addo with the CEO of Euroget touring the 500-bed Military Hospital.

It will also be recalled that former President Kufuor granted Executive Approval for the project on 4th November 2008, which included the construction of a 250 Bed Regional Hospital; 160 Bed Regional Hospital; 100 Bed Municipal Hospital; and five (5) 60 Bed District Hospitals in the early part of 2008 at a total cost USD519,000,000.00.

President Akufo-Addo with the CEO of Euroget touring the 500-bed Military Hospital (2)

Parliamentary approval for the project was given on 13th November 2008. Eight (8) years later, in December 2016, the related Tax Exemptions and other imposts including those for import duties, VAT, NHIL, ECOWAS Levy, withholding tax, fees and charges on onshore and offshore purchases of specific project materials and equipment were eventually approved by Parliament, with concurrence letter from the Ministry of Finance in January 2017 paving the way for the project to commence.

President Akufo-Addo received the assurance of the CEO of Euroget de Invest, contractors for the project that the 500-bed military hospital will be completed by December this year.

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  1. The minister should not issue warnings. I believe he should quickly go ahead and Sue those who make irresponsible statements and put some sense into their head.

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