$90million To Establish A State Airline

The minister disclosed this yesterday when the acting United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Chris Lamora paid a courtesy call at his office yesterday in Accra.

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The amount of 90 million will be required to begin the establishment of a national airline.The amount constitutes of the development of the Aviation Training Centre, for training of technicians and a Pilot Training Academy as well as maintenance, repairs and overhaul project.

The minimum of 40 investors are interest with partnership with the government whilst other prospective investors have shown interest.

Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Aviation,

said with the expansion works at both Kumasi and Tamale airports into international status, a total of 9.5 million passengers would be receive nationwide.

“The newly constructed Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport which has a capacity for five million passengers per annum was opened for business.
In Need Of $90million To Establish A State Airline
This is only one of the several infrastructural projects government has been embarking on in the bid to make Ghana an aviation hub in the West African Sub-Region,” he said.

Mr Adda reiterated government readiness to collaborate with private investors willing to channel their resources into the development of Ghana’s aviation industry.

He said since there is a pilot deficit of about 5,000 globally, government is committed to training Ghanaian pilots to manage the national airlines.

The minister disclosed this yesterday when the acting United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Chris Lamora paid a courtesy call at his office yesterday in Accra.

Mr Chris Lamora expressed the United State government’s interest in acquiring the best aircraft for Ghana.

Whilst applauding government for initiating the process of a national airline, he advised government to build new airports at Tema and Cape Coast.

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