Ghana ranked second best aviation country in W/Africa

Ghana has been ranked as third best aviation competitive country in Africa and second in the West Africa sub-Region.

Mr. Moses Asaga, Chief Executive officer of the National Petroleum Authority, who disclosed this on Monday at Ada, expressed the hope that Ghana will soon become the aviation hub in Africa, following the reduction in Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK).

He said with the reduction ATK prices, the country has become more competitive in the aviation industry adding “before then Ghana was uncompetitive.”

Mr. Asaga was speaking with Journalists at the end of the mid-year review of the Ministry of Petroleum which brought all the chief executives officers of the agency under the ministry to review their work and re-energise to achieve the annual targets of the ministry.

The NPA boss expressed the optimism that the reduction in the ATK would enhance competition and lead to reduction in domestic air fares, adding that the country could become an aviation destination hub on the continent.

President John Mahama had earlier announced that prices of aviation fuel would go down by 20 per cent as part of measures to make Ghana the preferred destination for investors and tourists.

Mr. Asaga said after detailed analysis, the NPA reduced aviation fuel by 25 per cent in tandem with the announcement by the president.

From Salifu Abdul-Rahaman, Ada

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