Disregard news on privatization or sale of KIA – Aviation Ministry

The Ministry of Aviation has stated that it had no plans whatsoever to recommend, neither did the Government of Ghana had plans to approve a privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

It had vowed to protect the assets of all institutions under its purview including the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) whilst enhancing their value for the betterment of the aviation sector.

These were contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.

The Aviation Ministry was reacting to the leaked plan of management to enhance the performance and international competitiveness of the institution misconstrued by a section of the public.

“The Ministry wishes to reiterate that the best practices for the management of the Industry will be the focus of all its decisions and actions at all times,” it added.

It said Cabinet had not been requested, neither had the Ministry of Aviation submitted a Cabinet Memorandum recommending approval for the privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport.

The statement said the Ministry was considering an offer to partner with GACL to provide management services to manage the financial and operational functions for the development of the GACL.

It said the Sector Minister was yet to be appropriately advised on best available options in response to the offer being made, after which Cabinet may be requested to approve a recommended option if one was agreed upon.

”A broader consultation with key stakeholders in the sector will be part of the internal considerations in due course if an appropriate option is agreed upon,” it hinted.

The general public is hereby entreated to disregard news of privatization or sale of the KIA.

Source: GNA

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