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Mahama’s Airport for sale claim factually inaccurate – GACL

Management of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has discredited claims by former President John Mahama that the government intends to sell-off the facility to a foreign company.

It has also described as incorrect, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer’s assertions that some US$600 million was invested in the Kotoka International Airport.

In a release sighted by Ghanatodayonline.com, the management of GACL noted that the said amount quoted by Mahama may be referring to funding for projects in all airports including Tamale and Ho Airports.

“Claim by Mr Mahama that an investment of $600 million was made at Kotoka is incorrect. The amount may be in reference to funding of projects in all airports including $130 million runway project at Tamale Airport and $25 million new airports in Ho.”

Again, the management says it has met its loan repayment obligations contrary to claims made by Mahama.

“The claim that the GACL has been unable to service the syndicated loan facility is untrue. To date, GACL has met its repayment obligations under the loan facility,” the statement noted.

It adds that the government has extended its COVID-19 Relief Programme to support the Ghana Airport Company Limited.

“In conclusion, management of GACL would like to assure the general public that Kotoka International Airport is NOT FOR SALE. The vision of making Ghana the Preferred Aviation Hub and leader in Airport Business in West Africa remains a priority”, authorities indicated.

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