PRESIDENT CUTS SOD FOR WORK ON HO AERODROME TO BEGIN
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday, 18th August, 2015, cut sod for work to commence on the long awaited aerodrome project at Titrinu, near Ho.
“The aviation industry in Ghana is expanding steadily, so we must respond accordingly”, the told the cheering crowd at the ceremony which coincided with the Yam Festival of the people of the Asogli State.
Funded by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), he US25 million-dollar project, which covers an area of 1,500 acres with a 1,900-metre runway, is being undertaken by Amandi, an Israeli company, with a road network.
When completed, the aerodrome, with a capacity of 72 aircraft, would allow direct domestic flights from the Ho municipality to other parts of the country, and also serve as an emergency landing site.
President Mahama said the government was determined to ensure that the project was completed on schedule in line with its social obligations to the people.
According to him, government also had plans to implement an airport city project made up of residential buildings, business entities, as well as recreational facilities, beside the aerodrome, in the future.
He took note of the Volter Region`s vast tourism potentials and strategic development location, and said that apart from tapping those potentials, the project would also open up the area to rapid business, especially in the hospitality, health and transport sectors, among others.
He was optimistic that the project would also boost agriculture significantly in the area to improve the welfare of the people.
The President thanked the chiefs for making land available for the project, and said that the move would benefit generations yet unborn.