The VVIP and VIP lounges of the Kotoka International Airport will be shut down from next week Monday.
A statement issued from the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the lounges will no longer be accessible from June 12, 2017. It is not clear why such an action is taking please but it is believed the closure is to allow for rehabilitation works to be carried out in those sections of the airport
The full notice by the Ministry reads:
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE V.V.I.P LOUNGE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to bring to the attention of the general public and affected Institutions that due to circumstances beyond its control, it has become necessary to shut down the V.V.I.P and V.I.P Lounges at the Kotoka International Airport, with very limited access, from Monday 12th June, 2017 until further notice.
In the meantime, special arrangements shall be put in place by the Protocol Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for the Diplomatic Corps and Senior Government Officials only.
In this regard, all other passengers are advised to use the normal departure and arrival channels at the Kotoka International Airport.
This Notice supersedes General Notice with Reference No. DS/AF/3 dated 4th May, 2015.