Social media users have condemned Private legal practitioner, Ace Ankomah for posting a video on his Facebook wall seeking to suggest the $278 million newly constructed Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport was flooded after the rains on Monday.
The video was first put out on his wall showing a flooded area after Monday afternoon downpour, which was initially thought to be the newly built terminal 3 but it turned out to be the tarmac of KIA and not the new terminal 3 projects.
After the video had gone viral with sections making a mockery of the project, the Ghana Airports Company Limited immediately issued a statement on its official Facebook page also debunking the claim saying “We can confirm that there was NO flooding at KIA, neither was there flooding in terminal 3, as earlier reported”
Despite that, the majority of the comments on his wall sought to question his sense of patriotism as many accused of him of not telling the success story of Ghana especially the terminal 3 that is widely admired by our neighboring countries.
The terminal 3 projected which was started by President Mahama was set to be commissioned on Tuesday, October 2 but has since been suspended indefinitely for reasons best known to the Aviation Ministry.
Another aspect that’s causing controversy is the government’s decision to send out invitations for the commissioning without inviting former President Mahama under whose administration the project was commenced.
Many believe, President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo should have invited former President Mahama to the ceremony especially because he started the project.
The new terminal 3 departure hall has swanks of 56 check-in desks, self-service stations, 30 passport control counters with four e-gate positions, I-validate centres, eight central screening security lanes, 22 airline ticketing offices, pre-screening area, three business lounges, six boarding gates and two bus boarding lounges, food court and duty-free shops.
It’s expected to increase the economic prospects of Ghana. The project also positions Ghana among countries with modern airport across Africa.