A Former Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Wing Commander Andy Mensah Retired has reiterated calls for the country to fast-track processes of re-establishing an indigenous commercial airline.
He explains that an indigenous airline will reduce the incidence of transferring traveling traffics to other destinations which reduces the inflow of the forex into the country’s coffers.
“My prayer is that we are able to get an airline to Ghana. In my time, we had Ghana Airways doing about 40% because if you don’t have an airline, all that you are doing takes the money out; it is capital flight out of the country,” he said.
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“We maybe appreciating ourselves with many airlines coming in since 2013 but at the end of the day, the forex is actually going out,” he said.
“We have to look at that issue which keeps coming up and never seem to be solved so that we will be able to get an airline that will be more dedicated to our interest,” he added.
He made these comments on the sidelines of the 37th Anniversary Celebration of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority in Accra.