The Deputy Minister for Aviation Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko has hinted that the Wa Airport will commence operations by the end of February 2018.
He revealed this on the floor of Parliament when the law maker for Wa Central Hon. Abdul Rashid Pelpuo filed a question asking the minister for aviation when works of the wa airport will commence.
Mr Okyere Darko said, the airport is part of government’s effort to develop an aerodrome in each of the regions.
He indicated that, the project is generally to develop the airport to serve as a catalyst for the industrialization and rapid socioeconomic development of the upper West region.
The Deputy Minister further provided a rundown of the project.
The yet to be constructed airport is 2000 meter long and 45 meter wide runaway has been completed. The existing Centre for Culture buildings has been rehabilitated and remodeled into a terminal building.
Besides, in effect, a 100% overall project completion is achieved whilst the airside (runaway, apron etc) and landside (terminal building, car park etc) facilities at the airport are ready for commercial airline operations for day time only.
However, the deputy minister told the house the Ghana civil aviation Authority (GCAA) is taking steps to install a navigational aid (NDB-Non Directional Beacon and a containerized control tower in February, 2018.