Ghana’s Parliament approves $100m contract for Tamale International Airport
Ghana’s Parliament has by resolution approved the $100 million contract agreement to help design and construct the Tamale International Airport airfield and pavement.
The agreement, between the government of Ghana and Construtora Queiroz Galvao S.A. of Brazil, would enable the airport handle international air operations as an alternative to the Kotoka International Airport, support the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority and serve the Sahalien regions, as well as become a base for the seasonal Hajj Pilgrimage.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Roads and Transport, Michael Coffie Boampong, said members of the Committee have raised concerns about the quality of the runway to be constructed.
Presenting the report of the Committee on the floor of the House, he told the MPs that the sector minister has however assured them that the critical “guiding aircraft to be used as standard for the designing the runway would be the Boeing 747/8.”
He said this is to ensure that the pavement of the runway would be strong enough to accommodate all types of aircraft.
The Chairman of the Committee said they have demanded that an experienced and competent engineer be employed to ensure that all works are constructed to specification.
By Eunice Menka
USE BEOING 777 & HERCULES PLANES TO DESIGN THE RUNWAY SINCE THIS AIRFIELD CAN SUPPORT MILITARY SUPPLIES FOR DISASTERS, SUPPLIES FOR THE NORTH ABD MALI, NIGER, SUDAN NORTH SUB SAHARA IN THE FUTURE IF NEEDED