Tamale International Airport on completion,is expected to become the only Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility that will provide aircraft maintenance activities in Ghana and West Africa.
This means that the airport will be mandated to repair and maintain aircraft such as jets and helicopters, including boeing and other commercial flights.
The outgoing Minister of Aviation, Ms Cecilia Dapaah, disclosed this when she met with Parliament’s Committee on Finance to discuss the loan agreement between the Government of Ghana and KFW IPEX-Bank GMBH for an amount of US$80 million meant for the design and construction of the second phase of the Tamale International Airport.
The facility is expected to be operated by Kenpong Aircraft Maintenance Ghana Limited (KAMGL), a subsidiary of the Kenpong Group of Companies who recently secured the MRO licence and a hangar at the Tamale Airport.
This will make the KAMGL the third facility of its kind in Africa with similar MROs in Ethiopia and South Africa.
The Government of Ghana, acting through the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), intends to upgrade the Tamale Airport to be able to handle international operations.
As a strategic decision by GACL, the Tamale Airport is proposed to be an alternative to the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
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