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US grants Ghana $322,000 to design drawings for air traffic control center construction at KIA

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U.S. Ambassador Donald Teitelbaum (right) and GCAA Director Kwame Mamphey signing the grant agreement.

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on March 29, 2012 awarded a $322,560 grant to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help create design documents for the construction of the Air Traffic Control Center at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

The grant was signed by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Donald Teitelbaum and GCAA Director General Air Commodore (Rtd) Kwame Mamphey at the US Embassy in Accra March 29, 2012, according to a press release issued by the Embassy and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com.

“It will fund a technical assistance programme that will produce technical design drawings for the control center.  The technical assistance programme will also develop documents necessary for procuring the goods and services required to implement the construction project,” the release said.

The construction of the Air Traffic Control Center is said to improve the capacity of the KIA and enhance aviation safety in the region.

The GCAA has selected LPA Group Incorporated, a transportation consulting firm based in Columbia, S.C., to carry out the technical assistance, the USTDA stated.

By Ekow Quandzie

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  1. Intelligent people should as intelligent question, first no one gives anybody money for free and secondly why is the US, which has a lot of financial issues of it own and cannot give everything it people wants. Why is the US giving us money.

    Please trust, but verify.