Government has made a move towards the construction of an international airport in the Western Region
Government has acquired some 8,000 acres of land at Princess Town in the Ahanta West district for the construction of an international airport at Takoradi in the Western Region.
Speaking to journalists, Aviation Minister Cecilia Dapaah said: “The purpose for viewing this land is to see whether we can use it for an airport. This is not an airstrip but an airport, a passenger-inclined airport’.
According to the Minister, the airport would be a gateway to tourists and business people.
She also said it would be in line with the vision of President Akufo-Addo to open Ghana up to investors and other development opportunities.
The Minister for Aviation also urged chiefs in the Western Region to release lands to government for projects which will open up the region to investors.
This she said will fast-track the region’s development, noting that the acquisition of lands for some proposed airstrips and airports in the region has become a challenge.
Speaking at a meeting with the Western Regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie and his Deputy, Eugenia Kusi at Sekondi, Mrs. Dapaah appealed to the minister to engage the chiefs in the region on the need and urgency to release lands for government projects.