The much-talked-about Tamale International Airport is set to be operationalised at the end of the month, Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has told Parliament.
This will allow air passengers in the northern part of the country to fly out of the country directly from Tamale without having to come to Accra first.
Answering questions on the Floor of the House on July 13, the Minister explained that all preparatory works have been concluded and all that is left is for government to formally open it to traffic.
“We want to inform this August House that having completed all these, the go-live for operationalization of the new terminal building is scheduled for July 31, 2023,” he said.
He added that the terminal was initially scheduled to be operational in December 2022, however, it was postponed to pave the way for the completion of all requisite training, side acceptance tests, and systems integration.
According to the Transport Minister, phase 2 of the project was substantially completed in August 2022.
“Subsequently, operational readiness and transfer program commenced in August 2022 to ensure that potential risk involved in the transition process from construction to the operational phase was carefully managed to avoid poor start-up that can negatively impact the image of the country,” he added.