The newly constructed Tamale Airport Terminal

The Tamale International Airport project phase two is about 93 percent completed. The Deputy Minister for Transport who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Gushegu, Hon Alhassan Tampuli, inspected the monumental project, Friday, May 13, 2022, on behalf of the sector Minister to ascertain the progress of work.

The project includes a new terminal building befitting the status of an international airport with the capacity of about 5000 meter square. It also includes a first class 5km road linking road connecting the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway, a new car park and commercial vehicles parking space.

The Deputy Minister for Transport inspecting the project together with officials of the Ghana Airport Company

According to the Deputy Transport Minister, work done currently stands at about 93% overall and it is the expectation of the sector Minister that, the contractor will complete and hand over to the government for commissioning by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on or before 31st August, 2022.

The airport, Mr. Tampuli stated can also boast of an ultra-modern Hajj Terminal to be dedicated for Hajj operations, thus making Tamale, the hub of Hajj operations in Ghana. 

“Work started in March 2020 and soon thereafter COVID19 lockdown was announced and as they say, the rest is history”.

Project cost

The Akufo-Addo government secured funding from the UK Export Finance and Kfw IPEX-Bank of Germany at a total amount of $70 million to construct the phase two project which started in 2020.


THE CUSTODIAN has learnt the government contracted Quaternary Geology Map of Illinois (QGMI) from Brazil, specialized in developing and implementing urban mobility, water and sewage, energy, industrial building and transport projects to build the Tamale international airport.