Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the proposed Kumasi International airport would have an airplane maintenance hub that will create jobs for about 400,000 Ghanaians, the project leader has said.
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The hub would allow planes to fix mechanical faults, maintain avionics instruments and re-fuel amongst others, which would give engineers from top Ghanaian Universities the opportunity to prove their worth.
Speaking to Starrfm.com.gh about the project, Dr Thomas Mensah, fiber optics inventor, who is spearheading the project revealed that the project is private sector led.
He said “it’s also a private sector led. We are leading it, but we’ve partnered with Boeing to do the training and we raised half a billion for that project. Plans are going very well and during my book launch I will show this.”
“We will create 400,000 jobs with the airport. We need jobs in this country, for the youth, for everybody. I don’t want anybody the regulators or anybody holding this back because its holding the whole country,” he added.
In other news, Former president, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, has called for the core values of comradeship to be re-centered in the heart and soul of political parties, as he believes truth should be central in everything in governance.
Rawlings lamented the fact that some politicians have specialised in the act of telling lies as a way of getting power.
He, however, called on politicians to understudy traditional leaders to appreciate the value of truth in leading a nation, stating that traditional customs do not allow traditional leaders to lie.
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