As part of the six-day tour of the President in the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions. The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the beginning of work for the construction of phase II of the Tamale Airport. which is estimated to cost $70m and financed by a United Kingdom export finance facility.
Addressing a gathering of chiefs and people at the sod-cutting ceremony, the president said persons whose property have been affected as a result of the project, have been duly compensated.
As a result, he expects the project to be completed on the 30-month schedule to avoid cost overrun.
The President further urged the Ghana Airports Company Limited and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, to protect the property on which the airport sits from encroachment.
Present at the ceremony was the Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda.
According to him the phase II of the Tamale Airport is part of Governments efforts to make Ghana an aviation hub of West Africa. It is also to position Ghana as a preferred destination of choice for travelers.
This project, he pointed out, is one of many other improvements which the NPP government led by President Akufo- Addo, is introducing to improve the aviation sector.