The recently-commissioned state-of-the-art Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport has drawn praise from many Ghanaians and foreigners who have used the facility.
The $250 million project, which was initiated by president John Mahama in 2015 and commissioned by President Nana Akufo-Addo in June 2018, can handle five million passengers per year, an average of 13,000 passengers a day.
A total of 1,250 passengers can be processed per hour. The facility also has an additional 7,000 square metres retail area.
The new terminal, which has five levels spreading across a land size of 48,268 square metres, has six boarding bridges, seven links which are expandable to eight in the near future, four 80-metre long electronic carousels, a 707-capacity parking lot and a new road network.
A Nigerian musician recently went viral on social media when he praised the airport and condemned what he said was a lack of development in his home country.
Nigeria, actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo also praised the facility when he visited Ghana recently.
"This is not Europe. It is Kotoka International Airport, Accra. World class in Africa. Kudos Ghana," he wrote on Instagram.
Ordinary Ghanaians have also been full of praise for the new terminal, which they say points to the development taking place in the country.
The managing director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mr John Dekyem Attafuah, has said that the facility will create more jobs for Ghanaians.
Attafuah said Terminal 3 would also attract new airlines to operate from Ghana.
“We should be able to develop new routes to new destinations. We are currently looking at attracting investments from China and South America,” he said in an interview with the Daily Graphic.
The facility was built by Turkish construction company, Mapa Construction MNG Holding.
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