The Minister for Aviation, Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda has reiterated that the Ministry is yet to formally engage TAV-SUMMA Consortium on negotiations for a strategic partnership with the Ghana Airports Company Limited
This follows agitations by the workers of GACL on the purported sale of Kotoka International Airport (KIA), which the ministry has refuted as misleading.
The Minister however indicated that, an Executive Approval was granted by President Nana Akufo-Addo for the Ministry to facilitate engagements with any interested Strategic Partners.
“Indeed, what is being considered for deliberation by the Ministry and its stakeholders including the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is a proposed Strategic Partnership Arrangement between GACL and TAV-SUMMA Consortium to improve service delivery and expansion of infrastructure at the Kotoka International Airport to achieve Government’s vision of making Ghana the Aviation Hub within the West African Sub-Region.”
Mr. Adda also noted that currently GACL is choked with the existing Terminal 3 debts, which prevents the airport company from engaging any further capital-intensive investments.
“The fact is that the GACL is choked with this Terminal 3 debt, which it’s been paying for a long time. Because of that they are not able to get any extra revenue to undertake any other investment,” He said.
“The president has clearly said that we should find a way to make the country an aviation hub for the sub-region. We cannot do this unless we expand the infrastructure. With this debt on the back of GACL, we will have to find resources from elsewhere,” the Minister said.
“To this end, we hereby state categorically that neither the Ministry nor the GACL has yet formally started any process of engagement on the subject matter with any stakeholder or partner,” Mr. Adda maintained.