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Ghana issues first drone license to local firm

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Ghana’s Civil Aviation Authority has issued its first drone license to SKT Aeroshutter, a local company, to operate commercial drone services in the West African country.

The company which underwent five phases of certification will deploy the drones for use in agriculture, mining and construction sectors where the government is seeking to use technology to improve monitoring process.

“Obtaining the certificate means our operations can now be regularised and streamlined. This will also give us confidence when we go out to seek more contracts because they know we are certified,” Managing Director of SKT AeroShutter, Derrick Annang said in Accra after receiving the certification.

He said although drone technology exists in other African countries, certification is still a challenge, contrary to what pertains in Ghana.

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