Ghana readies two new domestic airports
Jan 17, 2017: In line with the government’s plan to make sure that all its regions have an airport, Ghana is readying two new domestic airports.
While Ho Airport in Ghana’s south east region is a new facility, Wa Airport in the upper-west part of the country has been in the process of extensive renovation.
Work on the USD 25 million Ho airport began in September 2015. Upon completion, the airport, with a runway of 1900 metres, will have a terminal building that can handle 150,000 passengers annually.
Meanwhile, Wa airport has been under renovation for a major facelift. The terminal building, a new runway and installation of a perimeter fence cost USD 1.5 million.
The funding for the airport upgrades is being done by Ghana Airports Company with the help of a corporate loan worth USD 120 million financed by African Development Bank (AfDB).
The new airports will open up opportunities in business and tourism in the regional areas apart from making Hajj journey to Mecca easier for Ghanaians.