The vice President has commissioned the Tamale International Airport Phase II Project in the Northern Regional on 22nd August,2023.
The Project which was Facilitated under the auspices of the UK-Ghana Business Council (UKGBC), established in 2018 which the Vice President is a Co-chair of the project is said to be part of Government’s aviation sector infrastructure development programme designed to expand the frontiers of the aviation industry and to make Ghana the aviation hub within the Sub-Region.
The sod cutting for the project which happened around 2019 have seen it complement and commissioning.
Works that was undertaken at the Airport include an approximately 5,000 meter squared expandable ultra-modern Airport Terminal Building with annual passenger throughput of 400,000; a multi-purpose Terminal (Hajj Facility), 5km Single Carriageway Access Road; a 330 capacity car park, a Technical hub to manage electricity, waste water treatment and other essentials, as well as other ancillary facilities.
The features of the New Terminal Building include a VIP lounge; two Boarding Gates; two Self-Service Check-in Kiosks; eight Check-in Desks; Airline offices and Commercial Retail Areas.
The completion of this ultra-modern terminal building together with a multi-purpose terminal and other ancillary facilities are expected to provide the needed impetus for increased economic trading activities and to re-inforce the status of Tamale as a Sub-Saharan Hub Airport for flights to and from neigbouring West African countries and the Sahel Region.
The Vice President thanked the UK Government and UK Export Finance (UKEF) for their favorable actions when proposal on the project along with the Kumasi International Airport for funding in 2018 was made known to them and their support towards the completion of the project.