Airports Company South Africa ACSA signs an advisory and technical consultancy service deal with its Ghanaian counterpart

07 May 2014 From Ventures Africa, we bring a report that Airports Company South Africa ACSA, has signed a deal with its Ghanaian counterpart to provide advisory and technical consultancy services in all airport-related matters in Ghana.

The five-year renewable contract will see ACSA share aviation knowledge around technical, operational, commercial and strategic business development with Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).

The agreement will focus specifically on airport infrastructure development, property development, commercial and business areas surrounding airports, and security-related services.

The Ghana Airports Company Limited is responsible for planning, developing, managing and maintaining Ghana’s airports, including Kotoka International Airport in the capital Accra, three regional airports and other airfields.

Ghana’s domestic traffic volumes have been growing by over 30 percent per annum and international traffic by around 10 percent. The country’s Transport minister, Dzifa Attivor, hssaid the country’s burgeoning economy is putting enormous pressure on its airports, especially the Kotoka International Airport which needs to be upgraded with new facilities.

SA Transport minister Dipuo Peters expressed his pleasure at Ghana’s recognition of South Africa’s eminence in the development and management of world class airports, especially in light of Ghana’s aggressive airport expansion programme.

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