28 C
Accra
Saturday, November 28, 2020
No menu items!

Wa Airport: Aviation Ministry announces new date for commercial flights operations

Must Read

Ban importation of some foreign food products and vegetables- Prof. Francis Zotor

A Professor in Public Health at the School of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Francis Zotor has challenged Ghanaians...

Martin Amidu fires back at President Akufo-Addo

Immediate past Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has fired back at Government in a 27 paged statement to react to...

PIAC expresses worry over indebtedness of Ghana Gas to GNPC

The Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Noble Wadza, has expressed worry about the indebtedness of...

The Aviation Ministry has announced that the Wa Airport will be opened to the public within one month to allow commercial aircrafts to begin operations after security measures have been certified to meet international safety standards.

 Deputy Minister of Aviation, Yaw Afful, made the announcement during an inspection tour of the Airport to ascertain the standard  of its facilities for operations of commercial airlines.

Sector Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda who visited  the newly refurbished airport in 2018 assured the public that the landing field will be opened to domestic commercial air flights within two weeks to boost economic activities. But Mr. Afful justified the Ministry’s failure to open the airport to commercial flights within the stipulated time due to the delay in testing the pavement and regulators that are to be tested.

Ghana obtained provisional effective implementation rate of 89 percent, the highest by an African country, after the International Civil Aviation Organization concluded its Coordinated Validation Mission this year. The validation was in line with the UN Aviation Agency’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme.

The Minister expressed delight about the ranking and said government will not compromise aviation safety following Ghana’s track record. The Consultant Engineering Services Provision Company, ESPCo, are tasked to test the runway, the taxi link and the apron including all concrete works and certify its safety. The Aviation Ministry will then work with airliners to begin operations.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Ban importation of some foreign food products and vegetables- Prof. Francis Zotor

A Professor in Public Health at the School of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Francis Zotor has challenged Ghanaians...

Martin Amidu fires back at President Akufo-Addo

Immediate past Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has fired back at Government in a 27 paged statement to react to the reasons for his resignation. The...

PIAC expresses worry over indebtedness of Ghana Gas to GNPC

The Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Noble Wadza, has expressed worry about the indebtedness of Ghana Gas to GNPC. He said...

Political parties asked to dissociate themselves completely from unregulated security bodies for peaceful elections

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has appealed to political parties, particularly the...

President Akufo-Addo inaugurates 60-bed Twifo Praso Hospital

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the sixty-bed Twifo Atti-Morkwaa District Hospital, located in Twifo Praso, in the Central Region. This hospital, initiated...

More Articles Like This