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Aviation minister opens up on controversy in excess of airport disinfection contract


The Aviation Ministry has debunked studies about a intended diversion of deal previously awarded to LCB Around the world (LCB) for the disinfection of airports in Ghana. 

Earlier, the Larger Accra Regional Department Chairman and Basic Secretary of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) experienced alleged the Minister of Aviation and the Taking care of Director of the Ghana Aviation Corporation Minimal (GACL) experienced diverted a agreement that was awarded to LCB for the disinfection of the airports to yet another firm.

Speaking to these issues in a push face, sector minister, Kofi Addah defined the motive for turning down the give from LCB is due to the cost implication the deal will have on passengers.

“We’ve built it very clear that there was no this sort of contract in just the aviation sector and that indeed, the governing board of the Ghana Airports Corporation Minimal (GACL) has turned down an provide to disinfect the airport at a cost unacceptable to GACL. Below this proposal, the charge of disinfection was to be recovered via a levy on domestic and global air passengers.”

Without a doubt, the LCB had before provided to undertake a disinfection physical exercise for the airports at a expense of US$19million, recoverable by a $20 demand for every spherical vacation to be borne by air passengers. However, the provide was turned down by the governing board of the GACL as it would have inadvertently led to a bigger price tag of air travel.

Having said that, irrespective of the misunderstanding, the Ministry of facts would like to make crystal clear that the LCB can carry on “with its bid to make installations of acceptable gadgets, matter to acceptance by the Governing Board of GACL, and providing consideration to fees and associated issues.”

Disinfection of Kotoka Worldwide Airport

A in depth disinfection workout at the Kotoka Worldwide Airport and other key airports across the place on April 28 led way to the easing of air travel advisory in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The disinfection work out was carried out concurrently at the Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale airports. More than 200 staff from Zoomlion Ghana, place in 14 groups sprayed the whole Kotoka Intercontinental Airport such as all a few terminals, departure lounges, civil aviation properties, roadways amid other folks.

The President purchased the assessment of Ghana’s vacation advisory in March, shutting its air targeted visitors from countries with much more than 200 scenarios of the disorder. Domestic flights were being also constrained.


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