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03.08.2020 Business & Finance

Reopening To Commercial International Operations Dependent On COVID-19 Events In Other Countries - Aviation Minister

By Mark Ofosu
Reopening To Commercial International Operations Dependent On COVID-19 Events In Other Countries - Aviation Minister
LISTEN AUG 3, 2020

Ghana's Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda has stated that the reopening of the country's airspace to international commercial traffic will be highly dependent on the COVID-19 events in other countries.

Speaking in an interview on 'Joy Business News' the Minister said “We have reviewed what is going on globally. We have done our own internal assessments and we are about finishing some proposal that we want to share with the government to get the views of cabinet to see how they will also consider that matter and I am sure out of that will come some concrete recommendations for the president to give his blessing to”.

Some other issues the minister believes must be considered before the reopening are some bilateral engagements and probably certification issues.

On the timeliness of the proposal, Mr. Adda expressed hope of finishing the said proposal by next week for the government’s consideration.

So far some African countries that have reopened and those that have announced the reopening of their airports to international commercial operations in August although subject to some COVID-19 restriction protocols are Burkina Faso, Niger, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Liberia.

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