President Akufo-Addo has called for an end to encroachment of airport lands across the country as it may affect future expansion works at the various airports.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed this in Sunyani in the Bono Region during the commissioning of the first phase of the Sunyani Airport project.
Rehabilitation works of the Sunyani Airport began in February 2019 after it was shut down in March 2016 following defects on the runway.
The airport was rehabilitated at the cost of 52. 2million cedis and was jointly funded by the Government of Ghana and the Ghana Airport Company Limited. DAA Construction Limited constructed the wall while Resources Access Limited was in charge of the runway. The runway has been extended from 1,280 meters to 1,400 meters.
President Akufo-Addo speaking at the commissioning of the first phase of Sunyani Airport project called for an end to encroachment of airport lands across the country.
“There is a wild spread of encroachment on airport lands. This phenomenon threatens the future expansion of airports in the country. It has to be stopped. The operators and regulators of our airport as well as the Lands Commission and Nananom need to sit up to ensure that the lands belonging to the airports are managed properly and protected and not only for future expansion but also safeguarding lives and properties.”