KING'S AIRPORT 'NOT READY UNTIL 2016'

From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Dec 11 2012, 06:06:00

The Swazi Observer, the newspaper owned by King Mswati III, is once again talking up the prospects that the building of Sikhuphe International Airport might be completed soon so it can open early next year.

The airport, dubbed King Mswati's 'vanity project' by critics, was due to open in 2010 but failed to, and apologists for the project have been claiming it was 'just about to open' ever since.

The latest is acting director of the Millennium Project Management Unit (PMU) Patrick Mnisi who claimed, 'The most part of the airport has already been completed.'

The Observerreported him saying the project would be handed over to the Swaziland Civil Aviation Association (SWACAA) in March 2013. Then, it would take SWACAA three months to train the staff so they were ready for the actual opening day.

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