Ghana Airport Company to evaluate electrical system at KIA

The Kotoka International Airport

Mrs Doreen Owusu Fianko, Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), on Monday said the Company would soon undertake an exercise to examine the electrical system at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

She said the electrical system that was installed when the Airport was built in 1960 had since not been changed although the airport’s operations had expanded, putting more pressure on the system.

There was, therefore, the need for an evaluation and, if necessary, its replacement, Mrs Fianko said at a press briefing at GACL on Tuesday.

She also stated that work was ongoing to re-roof and expand the main terminal and the tarmac at the airport to allow more aircraft to park.

The taxiways would also be rehabilitated and this might require that the airport be closed at certain hours for the work to be done.

The proposed hours, she said, would be between 0000hours and 0600 hours but the GACL was still negotiating with the airlines on the issue.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport, who was visiting GACL, said he would communicate the purpose of his visit and its outcome to the public later if the need arose.

“There are some things we can put out to the public and there are some things we can’t” he said.

Source: GNA

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