BY ANIN AGYEI-
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS, Accra, Ghana- THE MINISTRY of Aviation as part of government’s commitment to promote seamless air travel and connectivity within the country would open the Wa Regional Airport in Ghana for commercial flights on October 15.
“The commencement of commercial flight operations to the Wa Regional Airport is due to the successful testing and confirmation of the Pavement Condition Number (PCN) of the runway and other facilities that meet international standards of safety,” the Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda said in a statement.
“This feat has been achieved in collaboration with the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Local Airlines operating in the country,” he added.
“This forms part of Government’s pledge to encourage and support local airlines and entrepreneurs to set up strong private airlines that can fully utilize all the nation’s route rights in line with Government’s vision to make Ghana an Aviation Hub within the Sub-Region
“It is expected that the commencement of commercial flights to Wa will further promote economic and commercial activities between the Upper West Region and the various regional capitals in the country. Government commits to assisting local airlines to replicate same in other Regional Airports,” he said.
BY ANIN AGYEI, NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT