The Volta Development Forum, a business society in the Volta region is demanding answers from the government and the Aviation Ministry as to why the Ho airport has since not been operationalized several months after domestic flight operators, African World Airlines undertook a test flight to the facility and declared it fit for purpose.
At a press briefing earlier today in Ho, the Executive Director of VDF, Daniel Agboka-Dzegede stated that the opening of the $25 million dollar facility has been long overdue and demanded from the government an immediate response and action.
“It is…worrying that many months after this test flight and all the promises that followed, the 25 million dollar Ho airport has since not been operationalized and this begs for answers. In just about a weeks time, the volta region will be opening to the business world its fixed trade and investment fair.
“This trade fair will bring together hundreds of exhibitors, top business and investment personalities as we showcase once more the business opportunities the volta region can offer in the areas of tourism…I want to state that the opening of the Ho Airport is long overdue and it will be very much appreciated if the government can expedite action in opening the Ho Airport for the benefit of all and sundry.”
The $25 million dollar facility since its completion in 2017 has been left unopened despite the numerous calls from the public demanding its operationalization.
In April this year, domestic flight operators, African World Airlines undertook a test flight from the Kotoka International airport to the facility to explore the possibility of commencing commercial activities there and duly declared the airport as fit for purpose.
Other airlines, including Passion Airlines, were said to have shown interest in taking their operations to Ho.
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