[Audio]: ‘Akufo-Addo Constructed Kotoka Terminal 3’- NPP Man Insists

Evans Osei-Bonsu
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A senior Communication member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region (A/R), Yaw Opoku Mensah Jnr. has insisted that, President Akufo-Addo constructed the newly-constructed Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

In a submission on @pure957fm’s #PureMorningDrive with Kwame Adinkra on the President’s successes so far, Mr. Opoku Mensah stated that the ex-President Mahama needs not to be celebrated for the Kotoka Terminal 3 re-development as he only completed twenty percent (20%) of the required development.

“They did 20% of the project and we did 80% of it so tell me, who completed the project and who constructed it? They should tell us a single project they completed.” He said in response to Hon. Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh (former Municipal Chief Executive of Ejisu-Juabeng) who claimed President Akufo-Addo has close to nothing to show for in terms of development in the country.

Yaw Opoku Mensah Jnr. continued that, it is key for Ghanaians to start interrogating the real issues as the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) did nothing for Ghana.

Listen to excerpt of the interview below

Meanwhile, the Minister for Aviation, Kofi Adda has claimed that the newly-constructed Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has over 500 defects.

According to him, although the Terminal 3 is a commendable initiative, its implementation was not the best.

“Of course, the initiative is commendable. As to whether the implementation was right is also another thing. As of the time we took over, we detected over 500 defects on the Terminal 3. In fact, at the last count, we had 513 defects, and these are things we are still working to fix.” The Minister said in a media interview monitored by Mypurefmonline.com.

This comes after President Akufo-Addo said policies implemented by his government have made the Kotoka International Airport one of the best in Africa.

KIA has been ranked by ACI as the best in West Africa and the 4th best airport on the continent in the first quarter of 2019.

The KIA Terminal 3 was built at a cost of $250 million. The project, which began on October 30, 2015 was completed on June 29, 2018.

The Terminal 3 can handle five million passengers per annum, thus averaging a little over 13,000 passengers a day.

A total of 1,250 passengers can be processed per hour, with the facility also having an additional 7,000 square metres retail area.

It also has five levels spreading across a land size of 48,268 square metres, has six boarding bridges, seven links which are expandable to eight in the near future, four 80-metre long electronic carousels, a 707-capacity parking lot and a new road network. 

Source: Mypurefmonline.com/ 957fm/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ October 18, 2019.


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