The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will construct a domestic airport in the Upper East Region.
John Dramani Mahama the flagbearer of the party made the promise at the party’s manifesto launch at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Monday, September 7, 2020.
John Mahama said land had already been secured for construction once he is given the nod on December 7.
“We will construct a domestic airport in the Upper East region. The land was secured when I was President and so we will continue with it”, he said.
The former President also announced that the Kumasi Airport will also be upgraded to receive bigger aircraft.
This promises matches NPP’s own plans to construct an airport in Cape Coast. The NPP during their manifesto launch last month said it was about time the people of Cape Coast have their own airport, a promise that has divided opinion.
The NDC made other aviations promises such as:,
- To realise Ghana’s vision to become the aviation hub of West Africa, the next NDC government has promised to also do the following:
- immediately stop all plans by the failed Akufo-Addo Government to sell off the Kotoka International Airport
- continue our vision to fully operationalise the Kumasi and Tamale International Airports
- upgrade the Takoradi and Sunyani airports
- review the institutional and legal framework to ensure airport lands are reserved solely
for aviation purposes
- partner with the private sector to establish a national airline
Currently, there are eight functional airports in Ghana. They are the Kotoka International Airport (Accra), Kumasi Airport (Kumasi), Navrongo Airport (Paga), Takoradi Airport (Sekondi-Takoradi), Tamale Airport (Tamale), Sunyani Airport (Sunyani), Wa Airport (Wa) and Yendi Airport (Yendi)