Minister for Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, has directed the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) to refurbish terminals One (T1) and Two (T2) of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The minister said the expansion of the facilities was important to help the country take advantage of the anticipated growth in the aviation industry.
Doing this, according to sector Minister would accommodate the growing number of passengers.
Speaking at the 75th International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) day in Accra, Mr Adda explained the refurbishment has become necessary because the terminal three, which is reserved for international flights and travels, was fast reaching its limits within a year of completion, hence the need for the refurbishment of the two other terminals.
“The T3 which became operational in September 2018, had so far handled three million passengers. The construction of T3 was meant for five million passengers, and if by the end of this year alone we are exceeding three million, it means we will soon reach its target,” he said.
“It was for that reason that T1 and T2 needed to be refurbished and expanded,” he added.
The 75th International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Day was on the theme: “75 Years of connecting the world.”
The event is to reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of nations.
It was also to show the unique role of the ICAO in helping countries to cooperate and realise a global rapid transit network for the service of mankind.