Gov’t optimistic about landing national airline by end of year

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Government says it is optimistic of landing the much anticipated national carrier by end of December 2018.

According to a deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, plans are far advanced through a Public Private Partnership to procure the carrier to boost domestic tourism.

Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, who is also Member of Parliament for Takoradi, made this known on Adom FM’s Burning Issues program hosted by Afia Pokua.

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The country has been without a national airline since 2010 when Ghana International Airlines ceased operation due to high indebtedness.

Some players in the aviation industry have called for Ghana to launch a national airline to deepen the country’s participation in the aviation industry following the collapse of the Ghana International Airlines.

Successive governments over the years have been working to revive the national airline, but their plans are yet to materialize.

In February 2017 the immediate past Minister for Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah, hinted that Ghana will have its own national airline by 2019.

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