- The third terminal of the Kotoka International Airport is opened for passenger traffic
- The T3 project commenced under the erstwhile Mahama administration
The Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport was opened to passenger traffic on September 15, 2018, after successful tests and simulation exercises.
The iconic opening of the terminal three saw hundreds of passengers in both arrival and departures departments of the terminal go through what many describe as a smooth and stress-free procedure.
The Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), John Dekyem Attafuah says the T3 by all standards, was now fully completed and ready for use.
“We’ve had two major simulations where we have put in about 2000 passengers on each occasion. We’ve evaluated, debriefed and made the necessary corrections and finally, today is here! It’s been fantastic. Everybody who’s been through here has been excited about this,” he revealed to Joy Business.
Terminal 3 and the Mahama story
The spokesperson for John Mahama, Bawa Mogtari, has urged the Akufo-Addo government must acknowledge John Mahama and stop playing politics with the new Terminal 3 project at the Kotoka International Airport.
According to her, the NPP government has exhibited a “morbid fear” to acknowledge the actual source of the project.
In a statement released ahead of the inauguration of the terminal for use, Madam Mogtari said the current government has deliberately set out to discredit Mahama by peddling lies.
The $250 million T3 project is expected to be officially commissioned by President Akufo-Addo on October 2, 2018.
The new terminal comprises of five levels spread across an area of 48,268m² and semi closed areas for the Baggage Make-up Areas of 28,260m².
Ultra Modern facilities and capacity to handle 5 million passengers a year; capacity to process 1,250 passengers per hour; six boarding bridges; 7 links (expandable to 8 in the future); Large retail area (7000m²), CIP terminal and 707 Car parking slots and a new Road network.
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