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Minister inaugurates 4 million dollar Obuasi Airport

Postby paabo » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:27 pm

Minister inaugurates 4 million dollar Obuasi Airport

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The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Collins Dauda yesterday inaugurated a four million dollar airport built by AngloGold Ashanti at Obuasi.

The airport, a refurbished old airstrip promises to open up a new chapter in the socio- economic development of the Adansi area and the country as a whole.

It has a new terminal building with a control tower for flight information service, fencing, fire station, meteorological equipment, aerodrome markings and other essential ground aids to enhance the safety of flights.

Other facilities at the airport include a welcome area, arrival and departure halls, garage facilities for emergency response vehicles and a manager’s office.

The airport, which had a runway of 1600metres by 30m with one meter width shoulders on the either side, would be managed by Gianair Limited, a local aviation company on behalf of AGA.

In an address, Alhaji Dauda said that aviation, apart from being a mode of transportation for perhaps the elite group, was crucial for sustainable development of trade and tourism.

He said “it is vital that airport infrastructures grows in anticipation of the escalating needs of the air transport industry, as this is a capital – intensive sector”.

He commended AngloGold Ashanti for the construction and reactivation of the new airport, emphasizing the need for other stakeholders in the mining industry to emulate the example.

Mr Frederick Attakumah, the Vice President of Sustainability, said that the construction and the inauguration of the airport was to create value for the communities and its stakeholders and to add significantly to the country’s aviation sector.

He said “AngloGold Ashanti’s track record clearly reflects our belief that our success and future is inextricably linked to the success of the communities within which we operate”.

He announced that the company would soon launch community trust funds at Obuasi and Induaprem which would be critical vehicles for infrastructure and socio- economic development in the communities.

Okofo Sobin Kan II, Dompoasehene and Acting President of the Adansi Traditional Council who presided over the function called for community support in eradicating illegal mining in the area.

Among the dignitaries who witnessed the inauguration were the Municipal and District Chief Executives for Obuasi, Fomena and Jacobu, the members of parliament for Obuasi and Odotobri , the Director- General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Nananom and officials from the Ministry of Transport.

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Re: Minister inaugurates 4 million dollar Obuasi Airport

Postby Defender » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:46 pm

paabo wrote:Minister inaugurates 4 million dollar Obuasi Airport



I hope you thieves don't go around telling Ghanaians that NDC government buit that Airport :idea: :roll: We know you liars :P :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:49 pm

this airport was built 25 years ago . was the brain child of Sam Jonah. Rawlings used it as is play ground. Good to see AGC finally decided to upgrade it. IMHO it could be expanded to rival the kumasi airport as it is not close to communities like the Kumasi one plus it is only 40 mins drive from Kumasi on the very bad road
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Postby Fatso » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:48 pm

Dr Vyrus wrote:this airport was built 25 years ago . was the brain child of Sam Jonah. Rawlings used it as is play ground. Good to see AGC finally decided to upgrade it. IMHO it could be expanded to rival the kumasi airport as it is not close to communities like the Kumasi one plus it is only 40 mins drive from Kumasi on the very bad road


My friend, stop the dreaming. You do really have this warped understanding of reality. The Airport is going to serve those who are hauling our resources away for cheap. If we needed another airport to serve us, does it have to be in Obuasi? :roll: Tell me, how much does Ghana get from Gold since Rawlings sold AGC? They said we were going to do fine with oil. What has happened? Some few wealthy guys and a lot of sordidly poor folks. No access to quality, affordable healthcare and education. Did you see Mahama's suit that he wore as he filed past the body of Mills. Very expensive one? I really think if we don't change our ways, God will rain his wrath on us. Ghanaians don't even care they are being looted. What a pity! There is too much injustice in that country.
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Postby BentuaGyata* » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:44 pm

Fatso wrote:
Dr Vyrus wrote:this airport was built 25 years ago . was the brain child of Sam Jonah. Rawlings used it as is play ground. Good to see AGC finally decided to upgrade it. IMHO it could be expanded to rival the kumasi airport as it is not close to communities like the Kumasi one plus it is only 40 mins drive from Kumasi on the very bad road


My friend, stop the dreaming. You do really have this warped understanding of reality. The Airport is going to serve those who are hauling our resources away for cheap. If we needed another airport to serve us, does it have to be in Obuasi? :roll: Tell me, how much does Ghana get from Gold since Rawlings sold AGC? They said we were going to do fine with oil. What has happened? Some few wealthy guys and a lot of sordidly poor folks. No access to quality, affordable healthcare and education. Did you see Mahama's suit that he wore as he filed past the body of Mills. Very expensive one? I really think if we don't change our ways, God will rain his wrath on us. Ghanaians don't even care they are being looted. What a pity! There is too much injustice in that country.


You hit the head of the nail right. :lol:
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Postby kuro be so Hene » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:38 pm

Fatso is right. Most of the planes going up and down will be cargo planes :idea:
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:51 am

Fatso wrote:
Dr Vyrus wrote:this airport was built 25 years ago . was the brain child of Sam Jonah. Rawlings used it as is play ground. Good to see AGC finally decided to upgrade it. IMHO it could be expanded to rival the kumasi airport as it is not close to communities like the Kumasi one plus it is only 40 mins drive from Kumasi on the very bad road


My friend, stop the dreaming. You do really have this warped understanding of reality. The Airport is going to serve those who are hauling our resources away for cheap. If we needed another airport to serve us, does it have to be in Obuasi? :roll: Tell me, how much does Ghana get from Gold since Rawlings sold AGC? They said we were going to do fine with oil. What has happened? Some few wealthy guys and a lot of sordidly poor folks. No access to quality, affordable healthcare and education. Did you see Mahama's suit that he wore as he filed past the body of Mills. Very expensive one? I really think if we don't change our ways, God will rain his wrath on us. Ghanaians don't even care they are being looted. What a pity! There is too much injustice in that country.
Fatman i am under no delusion at all about the aim of the airport. for over 25 years it has only been used to transport Gold and it will not stop now. My point is at least it has been upgraded hopefully so that it could be of use to you and me as well. that is all
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Postby Defender » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:19 am

Fatso wrote:
Dr Vyrus wrote:this airport was built 25 years ago . was the brain child of Sam Jonah. Rawlings used it as is play ground. Good to see AGC finally decided to upgrade it. IMHO it could be expanded to rival the kumasi airport as it is not close to communities like the Kumasi one plus it is only 40 mins drive from Kumasi on the very bad road


My friend, stop the dreaming. You do really have this warped understanding of reality. The Airport is going to serve those who are hauling our resources away for cheap. If we needed another airport to serve us, does it have to be in Obuasi? :roll: Tell me, how much does Ghana get from Gold since Rawlings sold AGC? They said we were going to do fine with oil. What has happened? Some few wealthy guys and a lot of sordidly poor folks. No access to quality, affordable healthcare and education. Did you see Mahama's suit that he wore as he filed past the body of Mills. Very expensive one? I really think if we don't change our ways, God will rain his wrath on us. Ghanaians don't even care they are being looted. What a pity! There is too much injustice in that country.


Thank you massa Fatso. Our leaders are so corrupt. They go into politics to enrich themselves and their families whiles the poor people of Ghana continue to suffer :( :( :( :( :evil: :evil:
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Postby kebashorificatious » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:40 am

The Govt shd make all (or a huge majority of...) mining companies go public and sack the private ones. It should at least be done gradually and be completed within a realistic space of time.

See how they are building airports for themselves while the important roads are still depleted.
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Postby Defender » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:08 pm

kebashorificatious wrote:The Govt shd make all (or a huge majority of...) mining companies go public and sack the private ones. It should at least be done gradually and be completed within a realistic space of time.

See how they are building airports for themselves while the important roads are still depleted.


You are very right. I am always gutted about this nonsense going on in Ghana. That the Obuasi road is an embarrasment to AGC. They don't have money to build the road that links Kumasi to Obuasi for all the poor people, yet they have 100 of millions to renovate an airport for the few previleged people to fly their girl friends and concubines to enjoy around the world whiles the poor people suffer :evil: :evil: :evil: :x :x

OH AFRICA? :oops: :oops:
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Postby kuro be so Hene » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:24 pm

kebashorificatious wrote:The Govt shd make all (or a huge majority of...) mining companies go public and sack the private ones. It should at least be done gradually and be completed within a realistic space of time.

See how they are building airports for themselves while the important roads are still depleted.


You should see the state of Kumasi Accra road. It's like they are trying to stop people moving around.
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:25 pm

kuro be so Hene wrote:
kebashorificatious wrote:The Govt shd make all (or a huge majority of...) mining companies go public and sack the private ones. It should at least be done gradually and be completed within a realistic space of time.

See how they are building airports for themselves while the important roads are still depleted.


You should see the state of Kumasi Accra road. It's like they are trying to stop people moving around.
this road shows how serious we are as a country. the road has been under construction for over 14 years
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