How Ghana plans to lead Africa in aviation

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Ghana is one of the fastest growing nations in the world right now, due in part to the exceptional leadership of President Nana Akufo Addo, love that man… his government has made numerous strides at expanding development in the country and Ghana is now growing exponentially and truly making an impact on the global stage.

But there’s a problem, Ghana’s airliner Ghana Airways has not been operational since 2010, how is a nation without a flagged airliner supposed to lead in the 21st century and benefit from the fourth industrial revolution? To tackle this problem, The Republic of Ghana has recently announced that they plan to relaunch a national airline.

But how are they going to do it exactly and where will all that money come from? Well that’s  why you have us, think rich Africa to help calm the noise and simply yet elaborately give you the details and all the nuances about African projects, entrepreneurship, finance and infrastructure.

So lets imagine for a second that you’re a Ghanaian government official and you want to build an airliner but you know that bringing China into this is, a bad idea and you don’t want to have a similar fate with other gullible African countries like Kenya or Malawi and you want to give china the middle finger and prove some African countries aren’t as gullible. What do you do?

Well apparently Kenya and Malawi aren’t as savvy as you are because you do what no other African country is willing to do, you take the difficult route and make risky but highly rewarding investments in your own economy instead of falling on the lap of china and getting locked in a debt trap. This nation is truly remarkable they took their business straight to Boeing and asked Egypt air if they would help as well and luckily Egypt is a fan of giving china the middle finger and gladly joined in on the venture.

Ghana and Boeing have signed a memorandum of understanding for 3 Boeing 787 Dreamliners at a least price of $800 million. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top US exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers  in more than 150 countries.

Boeing employs more than 150,000 people world wide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of technology and innovation, deliver for it’s customers and invest in its people and future growth. Ghana is set change the aviation game in Africa. Kotoka International Airport is an international airport in Accra, the capital city of Ghana the airport is operated by Ghana Airports company limited (GACL), which which has it’s offices on the airport property.

It is the sole international airport in Ghana. Kotoka International Airport(KIA), was originally a military airport used by the British Royal Force during World War II in 1946. The facility was handed over to civilian authorities after a successful pull out by the military in response to globalization and the growing demand for air travel at the time, a development project was launched to reconfigure the structure into a terminal building in 1956.

The airport occupies 1610 acres (651 hectares) within the city of accra and is about 10 kilometers from the city center. the plan is for Accra Ghana’s buzzing capital to be used as a hub for destinations in west Africa and future routes said to include; Europe, North America and Asia with a long term goal of opening the airline to private investments an operation

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