President Nana Addo
The Chief of Wa has appealed to the Nana Addo led government to as a matter of urgency fast track work on the designated land for the Wa Airport.
This is to enable easy transport to the Wa Township which happens to be the regional capital of the Upper West Region.
Naa Fuseini Pelpuo IV appealed when the Minister for Gender Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, Upper West Regional Minister Sulemana Alhassan and Directors at the Gender Ministry paid a courtesy call on him as part of her two-day familiarization tour in the upper West Region.
Decades ago The Wa airstrip, was used for domestic services had remained unsuitable for domestic flights over a long period of time.
Domestic airline operators cited the poor runway, lack of adequate terminal building and other subsidiary facilities for their incapacity to operate flights from Accra to the Upper West regional capital.
Even though the Wa airport has undergone extensive renovation including the construction of a suitable terminal building, construction of a new runway and framework of the facility the airport is yet to be opened for commercial purposes.
This the Waa Naa finds it intolerable that a regional capital which is home to some 224,000 people –most of who work with NGOs cannot boast of an airport which can cut the travel time to Wa.
Normaly about 12 to 13 hours to travel from Wa to Accra, and a journey from Kumasi to Wa takes eight hours while from Tamale to Wa takes about 5 hours.
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