The new transport system will enable Ghanaians to move to the various countries in Africa without stress.

It’s christened the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) treaty.

This means that all countries cross-border flights that have also implemented the treaty will now be treated as domestic flights.

The measure aims at reducing fares and increase travellers’ convenience, encourage the opening and maintenance of air links between African countries and thus stimulate economic growth through air transport and tourism.   

Also, the treaty is an initiative that will enhance cross-border investment and innovation which seeks to improve trade and business efficiency. 

Ghana’s participation will improve its position as an emergent hub for aviation in the West African sub-region as part of its wider aspirations of being the business gateway to West Africa.

Twenty-seven African countries have so far made commitments towards the Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) in May this year at a conference held in Lome, Togo, whilst fourteen countries have signed the implementation.

West African nations including The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Togo and Ghana are leading the implementation.

According to reports, the African Union (AU) Commission, the body responsible for the implementation of the treaty and its executing agency, the African Civil Aviation Commission, were expecting all the African countries to sign the implementation of SAATM, but some have delayed their respective process.

Countries that have up to now failed to sign the deal include Nigeria Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Gabon, Mozambique among other nations.