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Aviation Minister to inspect KIA ahead of Sept 1 reopening

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The Minister for Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda claims his outfit will embark on an inspection of the Kotoka Worldwide Airport to ascertain the country’s preparedness to a opportunity reopening on September 1st.

According to him, the inspection will comprise the tests of the airport’s devices and a well laid out strategy to be certain protocols are adhered to.

“We are performing very tricky and the Ghana Airport Business is operating with the service companies who are likely to assist us with the testing and the implementation of the protocols”, he said.

Joseph Adda included “the Ghana Overall health Provider via the Port Well being are also performing with us and they are active putting all the ending touches together.

“We’ll invite you tomorrow to sign up for us to have a walkthrough of the preparations that we are endeavor to see if we can genuinely start working by September 1.”

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President Akufo-Addo hinted in his 15th nationwide broadcast on COVID-19 that the country is very likely to reopen its entry details for inbound site visitors on September 1st as lively situations of the new coronavirus decline.

Joseph Adda spoke in the course of his tour to three important ongoing jobs getting carried out to guidance the President’s vision of generating the region an aviation hub in the sub location.

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The three ongoing tasks include things like the Air Navigation Products and services Centre (ANS), new headquarters of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Northern Aprons.

The ANS will supply an built-in air traffic management method which will support monitoring and listening.

 It is a 5-storey facility with a basement. It is envisioned to be the next biggest in Africa soon after South Africa.

The new GCAA building, on the other hand, is an 8-storey facility with a basement.

It is at the moment 30 per cent complete from an expected 40 p.c completion as at date.

 The Venture Manager, Ben Yeheila of Amandi building agency attributed the hold off to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the site has been cleared for the expanded Northern Aprons which seeks to serve as a parking house for about 10 to 13 aircrafts.



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