The Ho Airport begins operations in the middle of April with flights by domestic airline operators, African World Airlines (AWA) after it expressed readiness to begin operations at the facility.
The Minister of Transport, Mr Kweku Ofori Asiamah who paid a day’s visit to the region on Wednesday to assess the readiness of the Ho Airport to receive commercial flights, called on traditional leaders and the Volta Regional Minister to protect the airport lands to ensure its preservation for future expansion.
He said it was critical for all to secure the land for future use and as such anyone who encroached on it would have their building razed without compensation.
The Minister was impressed with work done on the Ho Airport, which he said indicated its readiness for a full take off of operations.
He said the aviation industry was private sector driven hence the need for diverse support from all players in order to improve upon the sector, even as government awaits the operations of Ghana’s national carrier by the end of 2021.
“The basic problem that we have in this country is that, government doesn’t have a homebased carrier. It is private sector driven.”
Source: Graphic Online