Ghana gets £40m from UK to upgrade Kumasi Airport

Ghana gets £40m from UK to upgrade Kumasi Airport

President Nana Akufo-Addo will sign a £40m agreement with British Prime Minister Boris John this week.

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According to UK’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker, the money from UK to Ghana will be used to contract a new terminal as part of the renovation and upgrade of the Kumasi Airport.

He noted that, the facility will be disbursed aft the UK-Africa summit, currently ongoing in London.

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Iain Walker, in an interview with Joy Fm said the agreement will ensure and position Ghana’s second biggest city, Kumasi as a trade destination in Africa.

"We have invested in two things particularly the airport extension which means a lot of planes could land there and also we will be announcing at this summit the building of the new terminal at Kumasi,” UK’s High Commissioner to Ghana said.

President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Friday, January 17 to attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit being held in London, in the United Kingdom.

The summit is bringing together businesses, governments and international institutions to showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa.

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Ghana’s President will on Tuesday, January 21 give the keynote address at the Ghana Investment Opportunities Summit – a summit which aims to bring delegates, especially from the United Kingdom, to explore investment opportunities in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that there were rumors on social media and some news platforms that telecommunications giant, MTN Ghana has lost data and records of its Qwikloan services.

The claim alleged that following the telco’s undersea fibre cut which disrupted the internet service of the network for over 48 hours, all record on MTN’s Qwikloan has also been lost.

But YEN.com.gh checks indicate that the story making rounds about MTN’s Qwikloan service was meant to be satirical, as the article was carried out by a satirical website.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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