Ghana: Emirates to help revive Ghana’s national airline

The government of Ghana is in talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to see how best the latter could help revive Ghana’s national airline, Ghana News Agency reported on Thursday.

“Ghana is hoping to have a national airline very soon and the story of Emirates is widely known and these are top notch companies that we hope to engage. I have approached Etihad and Emirates and everything hinges on PricewaterhouseCoopers’s advice. So at the appropriate time we will take things to the next level,” Ghana’s Consul General in the UAE, Daniel Osei told reporters on Wednesday during the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (MENOPE).

According to him, Ghana is also engaging the UAE on government to government level in different sectors, especially in the areas of transport and mining.

“We are emphasising on government to government talks, particularly in the transport, oil and mining industry,” he said.

He urged Ghanaian businesses to endeavour to position themselves well to attract the necessary investors.

Currently, trade volumes between Ghana and the UAE are reported around US$2.5 billion, with plans underway to increase it to US$5 billion in the next few years.

Emirates have been serving Ghana since 2004 and currently fly daily from Accra to Dubai.

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