The Kotoka International Airport could be opened to domestic flights this weekend.
According to Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda, precautionary measures have been put in place to commence internal flights.
He told journalists on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at KIA during a cleanup exercise by Zoomlion Ghana Limited that it could also open the door for international flights to commence soon.
“In all of Africa, we are the only country that closed down the airport and it is about to begin, so, we have to make sure that we do it well and right, so, we can lead the way and set the example for other African countries to follow. Perhaps, getting toward the weekend, we’ll now begin the domestic flights,” Mr Adda pointed out.
“The Airport Company, led by the port health officials, would make sure that all the things that need to be installed to support the implementation of the protocol would take place. All the hand washing devices, sanitisers, and anything that needs to be done would be made available.
“And that would be checked by the Airport Company and port health officials to ensure that all that is in place before we start operating. We are deliberately doing this because we want to start domestic flights first”, said Mr Adda.
The minister disclosed that foreign missions and organisations in Ghana who intend evacuating their citizens will be allowed to do so under a special arrangement.
“Permission will be granted to foreign embassies who want to evacuate their personnel as we’ve been doing. As and when they get permission and bring their personnel here, we’ll do what we normally do to ensure that the right thing is done to get them out of the country”, he explained