The Aviation sector has created 1000 jobs in less than two years of the Akufo-Addo led administration, outgoing Minister for Aviation, Cecelia AbenaDapaah has said.
This is part of government’s commitment to growing the country’s aviation industry to become the hub to control domestic, regional and international flights within the West African sub-region.
The minister revealed this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday.
She explained that two agencies under her ministry, the Ghana Airport Company Limited and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority have employed many people to accelerate national development.
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Madam Dapaah indicated that government intends to build synergies between existing private aviation institutions and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to train aviation-related personnel as a way of providing jobs for the teeming youth.
She said the outstanding performance of Ghana’s aviation sector was recognized as the best improved in safety at the prestigious Airport Council International World Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Mauritius.
The outgoing Aviation Minister indicated that the government was seeking other sustainable funding sources for its infrastructural development projects and is also collaborating with the private sector to develop the industry in Ghana.
Cecilia Dapaah revealed that new airlines such as DAC aviation, Baby Jet Airlines and Unity Air will soon commence domestic operations due to the viability of the sector.