Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, 22 August 2023, commissioned the Tamale International Airport Phase II Project in the Northern Region.
Facilitated under the auspices of the UK-Ghana Business Council (UKGBC), established in 2018 which he is the Co-Chair, the project is part of Government’s aviation sector infrastructure development programme designed to expand the frontiers of the aviation industry and to make Ghana the aviation hub within the Sub-Region.
Dr Bawumia cut the sod for the project in 2019.
Works undertaken at the Airport include an approximately 5,000 meter squared expandable ultra-modern Airport Terminal Building with annual passenger throughput of 400,000; a multi-purpose Terminal (Hajj Facility), 5km Single Carriageway Access Road; a 330 capacity car park, a Technical hub to manage electricity, waste water treatment and other essentials, as well as other ancillary facilities.
The features of the New Terminal Building include a VIP lounge; two Boarding Gates; two Self-Service Check-in Kiosks; eight Check-in Desks; Airline offices and Commercial Retail Areas.
Dr Bawumia noted that the completion of this ultra-modern terminal building together with a multi-purpose terminal and other ancillary facilities are expected to provide the needed impetus for increased economic trading activities and to re-inforce the status of Tamale as a Sub-Saharan Hub Airport for flights to and from neigbouring West African countries and the Sahel Region.
He thanked the UK Government and UK Export Finance (UKEF) who reacted favourably when the government proposed this project along with the Kumasi International Airport for funding in 2018.