Trade activity is expected to get a boost as the Kotoka International Airport Terminal three goes live on Saturday, 15th September.
“This kind of facility provides a platform for any cargo airline to use this place as its hub for trade. So it is a compliment for trade to be boosted,” Deputy Minister for Trade Carlos Ahinkorah said.
Mr Ahinkorah spoke to JoyBusiness after a touring the new KIA Terminal 3 project in the company of the Board Chair of the Ghana Revenue Authority and members of the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
The tour commenced from the departure halls of the new terminal 3 then through different levels of the facility.
Particular attention was given to the luggage handling systems and how the customs intents to step up security in that section to curb the smuggling of illicit drugs and items into the country.
The new ultra-modern terminal is expected to handle up to five million passengers a year double the current capacity of the old terminal 2.
The Board Chair of the Ghana revenue Authority Harry Owusu was hopeful that the expected increase in passenger numbers will help generate more revenue for the country.
He said, “with the increase in traffic flow, revenues are expected to increase correspondingly but it will depend on how quickly we adjust to the new technologies.”
Concluding remarks from both officials gave the green light for full operations to take off at the new terminal three.