The Ministry of Aviation has moved in to deny reports circulating across the media of an alleged intention to sell the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to a foreign company. The Ministry is awe over the news. In a statement signed by the sector Minister, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda and copied to all media houses and the press, the Ministry stressed that the report circulating across the media circles and social media is fabricated.
“The Ministry of Aviation wishes to unequivocally inform the general public and the good people of Ghana that the Kotoka International Airport is not for sale and the government has ever conceived no such deal of Ghana,” the statement categorically emphasized.
The statement noted that the Ministry is looking to improve service delivery and expand infrastructure at the facility aimed at achieving the Government’s vision of making the country, the aviation hub with the West African Sub-region. On this merit, the Government is considering a proposed Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Ghana Airports Company Limited and TAV-SUMMA Consortium to achieve this purpose.
The Ministry stressed that processes to this effect are yet, to begin with, any stakeholder group in this regard, and thus reports circulating across the media circle should be treated as false. The Ministry believes the misleading information is the work of mischievous and malicious elements aimed at pitching the staff of the Ghana Airports Company Limited and the general public against the Government of Ghana to achieve their diabolical plan.
Full statement from the Ministry is as below: