Madam Cecilia Abenaa Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, on Tuesday gave the assurance that the Sunyani Airport would soon be upgraded into a modern standard category.
She was unhappy about the poor condition of the facility especially the run way and other basic infrastructure, after touring the airport, and underlined the need to do some rehabilitation and expansion works.
Madam Dapaah was accompanied by the Mr John Dekyem Attafuah, the new Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister.
Madam Dapaah explained that the government recognised air transport as a means to spur socio-economic growth and that was why it was poised to develop the aviation sector.
She observed that a vibrant aviation sector would open up the country, and subsequently boost investment for accelerated national development.
Mr Maxwell Yeboah, the Assistant Airport Manager, thanked the Minister for the visit and he was optimistic that facilities at the airport would be improved.