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.

  • Published:
Minister of Transport Dzifa Ativor play

Minister of Transport Dzifa Ativor

Rehabilitation project of the Kumasi Airport play

Rehabilitation project of the Kumasi Airport

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

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

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Election 2016 Weapons allegedly seized from an NDC sympathiserbullet
2 Fraud Alert Fake US Embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade of...bullet
3 Kwabena Boadu One week of demise commemorated [Photos]bullet
4 His Excellency Top 10 John Mahama quotes that will shock youbullet
5 Election 2016 Rastas in Ghana preach peace ahead of presidential...bullet
6 Gambia Decides Gambia's new leaders push for political...bullet
7 Judgement debt Supreme Court puts on hold Amidu's oral...bullet
8 Watch Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame Nkrumah...bullet
9 Obinim "Police prevented me from facing Obinim" - Okomfo Yawbullet
10 Pulse Live Daily EC extends special voting exercise by...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
3 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of Dec 7...bullet
4 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
5 Obinim Pastor charged with assault; sent to CID Headquartersbullet
6 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
7 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet
8 Meet Aisha the female mate who aspires to be a driverbullet
9 #PulseElection UNDP ready to assist EC in election 2016bullet
10 Marine Drive Project Time's up, but residents refuse...bullet

News