Felix Kwakye Ofosu has posted on Facebook that:
"The Kumasi International Airport Redevelopment is a three phased project started by President John Mahama. Phase 1 was completed in 2014 at a cost of $29 million with the construction of a new 1,981 meter runway, provision of Aeronautical Ground Lighting to make night flights possible and modern Instrument Landing Systems.
On 2nd November,2016 President Mahama found and had Parliament approve € 66.35 million($77.977 million) from Banco Santander S.A of Spain for the Phase 2 comprising a modern,1 million passenger a year capacity Terminal building with two Air bridges, multiple service facilities and the extension of the runway to 2,300 meters to accommodate larger aircraft.
In April 2019,President Akufo-Addo found and had Parliament approve € 58.9 million(69.6 million) from Deutsche Bank AG London Branch for Phase 3 of the project whose scope of works include the expansion of the terminal building, access roads, car park and a new fire station.
Phases 2 and 3 are being done concurrently because according to the contractor, it would save $4 million.
President Mahama had previously undertaken the $ 274 million,5 million passenger a year capacity Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport, refurbished Terminal 2 at the same airport, Phase 1 of the Tamale International Airport and the Ho Airport.
Clearly, he wants to set the record straight before Nana Addo, lay claim to it as theirs and netizens are reacting. Here are a few:
Togbe Kaka Kofi II The things NDC and Mahama did in Kumasi and Ashanti region paaaaa yet no one apologized to him for not making him win the Region eeehh hmmm. Next time
Kwame Panyin Bansah Yeah just the ground lighting system and expansion of waiting terminal cost us $29m. Ethiopia used that amount to build a brand new Airport, with terminals, runways, lighting and everything else!
P.K. Sarpong While I would not groan over this piece, it is important not to miss the import behind same. We are being told that a larger chunk of the cash for the project was procured under President Mahama. In effect, we should not claim all the credit for President Akufo-Addo, right? Tell me, the Euroget hospital projects which you people constantly make noise about, by your analogy, should be credited to former President Kuffour because he found the monies for them. You give these hospitals whose monies were found by JAK to Mahama and you are here saying we should give the Kumasi Airport project to Mahama because he found the largest part of the monies being used for the project, Felix Kwakye Ofosu?
Obed Afari Tayloor Herrrrrrrr $29 million for common runway and lights ? In year 2014 ? When another country in Africa ( Ethiopia ) used $21million to construct a brand new airport, the NDC used $29mil for runway and lights ? And u come here accusing someone else of corruption ? This life no balance koraaa
Felix Kwakye Ofosu Obed Afari Tayloor take your ignorance and lies away. Your Vice President has even told us once that $12 million can build a 1,000 bed hospital yet has proposed to build 100 bed hospital for $41 million at Shama
Christopher Nana Adom Mensah Everything mahama did it. you see why successive governments do not continue projects initiated by past governments? You like this too much Mr kwakye ofosu Felix
Bensville Asiedu Bernard So Mahama installed lights and expanded the runway at a cost of $29,000,000 to the Ghanaian tax payer.....Eeeeeiiiii
Stephen Nana Aboagye Nketia Things you spent 8years and did laselase with, someone is doing it for you and you do is drone work. You took salary for artistic impressions
Collins Kafui Azah-Gidi Thanks for providing us with details, of how our taxes are put to use by the Government of Ghana. It is mutually beneficial that, citizens know every detail of our collective development. Once again, I endorse you as the Compound Overseer of Ghana. Your service to the intellectual community of Ghana is outstanding.
Jones Agyei-kumi Honourable Felix, you know that approval from parliament for the second phase in November 2016 did not mean the monies have been secured. The funds for the second phase was secured in 2018. The second and third phase are all part of debt accumulated under Nana Addo. Honourable, just set the records straight.
Alex Agyekum Each president did his part, continuity of governance is the key. We are grateful to both Prez Mahama and his successor ,Prez Akufo -Addo.
Kuusoyir Ebenezer I was shocked the last time I visited Kumasi Airport. We are joking in this country. A city like Kumasi with that kind of funny edifice called Airport. I wonder how Bolga Airport will be like.
Marcellinus Sam Salifu Ziemah John Mahama was a visionary Leader was was lied against, insulted, lambasted and persecuted by this incompetent Akufo Addo Bawumia government, who have borrowed through the skies with little to show. JM is a living legend who always shakes the foundations of the jittery elephant Party anytime he speaks. He never blamed anyone. He held the bull by the horn and dealt with problems decisively, unlike an incompetent reckless, profligate borrowing government who deceived the people through lies and propaganda and have now brought untold hardship to the good people of Ghana. Nothing. I mean nothing can stop their gargantuan defeat that awaits them in 2024. It's a rescue mission for us all because we cannot be deceived again.
Isaac Kyere Give us a break because you couldn't complete it. You touch so many projects and fail to complete them and then u come back and tell us you started it. Starting a project is nothing.
Owusu Yaw Samuel Yes mahama build Tema township, He build Akosombo dam, he also build Korle bu and 37 military hospital, he's done well n very tired let him rest in opposition na coming back de3 daabi da!
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