Madam Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Aviation said the Ministry would make the Ho Airport an aviation training and maintenance hub, when completed.
She said the nation’s aviation industry was losing pilots and crew to other airlines and that the Ho Airport would be positioned to train people for the industry.
Madam Dapaah who inspected construction work at the $25 million dollar airport on Friday said the facility would provide flights to and from other parts of the country, and would boost tourism in the Volta Region.
She commended Amandi, the firm constructing the airport and said the facility had a perimeter fence which should be replicated at all airports in the country to ward off encroachers.
Mr Daniel Benayum, General Manager, Amandi said the Company had engaged over 500 local employees and suppliers and gave assurance that the airport would be ready by the end of the year to take light aircrafts.
He said the facility included a 1.6-kilometre airstrip, a 1,500 square metre terminal building, power station, water reservoir, and safety installations among others, and added that provisions had been made in the design for future expansions.
Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister said there was heavy human traffic between Ho and Kumasi and that the airport would make the Region more accessible.