President John Dramani Mahama has announced that commercial flights to Wa, the Upper West regional capital will begin in September.
He said this during his “Accounting To The People” tour in the region. Engineers on the ongoing expansion works are currently putting finishing touches to the terminal and installing the necessary air traffic gadgets and will hand over the facility next month.
The inauguration of the Wa Airport in two months, is expected to give a major boost businesses in the Wa township particularly as commuters will find it convenient moving goods and services from the nation’s capital, Accra, Kumasi and other major cities to the north-most part of the country.
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President John Mahama also had a breakfast meeting with clergymen and other religious leaders in the region. He used the occasion to brief them about policies intended to mitigate challenges facing the economy and projects in the area and the country at large to improve the lives of the people.
“We have decided that every region must have a garrison. We are developing the Baasoa barracks into a permanent barracks so we can have a military detachment here,” he told the gathering.