A Ghanaian king is working with world-renowned inventor Thomas Mensah to build the country’s first Aircraft Maintenance Facility

The king of the Ashanti kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II together with world-renowned inventor Dr Thomas Mensah have entered into a partnership to build Ghana’s first Airport Aircraft Maintenance Facility.

Otumfuo, Thomas Mensah to build Ghana’s first Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Kumasi

The project which is estimated at $400 million, will be constructed at Kaase, located in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, the Ghanaian-American inventor, who is the creator of Silicon Valley of Ghana, indicated that the Aircraft Maintenance Facility will be built on a 23,000-acre land.

Meanwhile, the Asantehene has also agreed to donate land for its construction.

In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, Dr Mensah said funds have already been secured for the construction of the mega-facility.

Dr Mensah said this at the ‘World Meets-In Ghana Investment Forum’ organised in Kumasi as part of the Asantehene’s 20th anniversary.

“The Airport Aircraft Management facility MRO, which will be the first in Ghana, will be located in Kumasi. It will be built on land donated by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.”

“We have already raised the money- so we have it already. This is going to be an anchor for an Airport city that will bring development to Kumasi and entire West Africa,” Dr Mensah added.

He believes that the Aircraft Maintenance Facility will benefit both local and international airlines when constructed.

According to him, it will the base where aircraft are thoroughly checked by engineers before take-off.

“All people in West Africa will fly in here and they will be and put into the Aircraft Maintenance facility. Engineers from KNUST will come in, look at all the systems and instrument and change those that are bad before the Aircraft takes off. This will be for all airlines including the international ones,” Dr Mensah added.

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