Ghana will be operating its own home-based air carrier by the second quarter of this year, according to Minister of Aviation, Joseph Adda.
He said the ministry had already entered into an understanding with Ethiopian Airlines, the lead partner for the venture and was also engaging with some investors who wanted to participate in the effort.
He disclosed in Accra that there would be further negotiations in February that would be concluded by the end of March when “hopefully the operationalisation of a home-based carrier will commence”.
Mr Adda made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting held at Aburi in the Easter Region last Wednesday on the theme: ‘Aviation – catalyst for Ghana’s Socio-Economic Development’.
On aviation infrastructure, he said the ministry had also secured funding for work on phase two of the Kumasi Airport project which hopefully would be completed soon for work on phase three to begin. Furthermore, he said, work on phase two of the Tamale Airport expansion which include the construction of a Hajj and cargo village terminal would commence soon.