Another Chop Chop? Confusion Over $29 Million Kumasi Airport Project

There was a confusion between members of Parliament over the breakdown of $29 million allocated for the rehabilitation of the Kumasi Airport.

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Minister of Transport Dzifa Ativor play

Minister of Transport Dzifa Ativor

Rehabilitation project of the Kumasi Airport play

Rehabilitation project of the Kumasi Airport

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Minister of Transport Dzifa Ativor appeared stranded on the floor of Parliament Thursday when some members of Parliament demanded a breakdown of the $29 million allocated for the rehabilitation project of the Kumasi Airport.

The Minister could only state the total cost of the rehabilitation of the project being $29 million.

“Works included the construction of drains around the link taxi way and aprons; the second one is aeronautical ground lighting systems. The overall cost of the rehabilitation works in $29, 93,097.90.

But the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, asked for a further breakdown of the total cost.

“The Minister in her answer about the rehabilitation of the Kumasi Airport and the Minister has only spoken about the existing airfield and the aeronautical ground lighting system. And I am saying that in her breakdown, nothing has been said about the terminal and the ancillary works around. In what phase is that going to be done?

The Minister in a response only said that the second phase will take care of that.

But the Manhyia South MP was not satisfied and insisted the Minister makes the information available if she had the details.

“I have asked the same question three times but I am not bothered. If you have them in that document then table it so that I can rest my case”.

The Minister in response to this still failed to give definite answers except to show to the House a document that contains the cost breakdown of the rehabilitation of Kumasi Airport, rehabilitation of airfield pavement and the provision of aeronautical ground lighting system.

The argument continued till the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho directed the Transport Minister to make available to the House the breakdown of items and cost as requested by the Manhyia South MP.

Source: TV3network

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