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Ghana's New Airline Gov't must stay away from National Carrier- GCAA staff

The Staff of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority wants government to limit its interference in the management of the new national airline.

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Spokesperson of the Staff of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has advised government to stay out of the business of running the national carrier, should they be able to start one.

The Staff of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority wants government to limit its interference in the management of the new national airline.

The workers believe the fortunes of the defunct Ghana Airways and Ghana International Airlines should prompt government to limit its interference this time round and ensure continuity.

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The Transport Ministry announced earlier 2016, that it is in the process of securing a partnership with some private investors to revamp the defunct national airline.

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However, William Amoako, Spokesperson of the staff, says the national airline will still fail if the government is involved in its administration.

The Ministry is however yet to announce its preferred partner after it issued a notice on expression of interest to accept bids from prospective partners last month.

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“There is too much interference from the government, management, politicians and even the workers themselves. Ghana is doing well internationally but why are we not doing well in the management of an airline company. Compare Ethiopian Airways, Rwand Air and Air Cote d’Ivoire to Ghana, these airline companies have grown to possess a lot of aircrafts. So if government can solely invest in the airline company or invite private participation and avoid excessive interference, we will indeed go places,” he told Accra-base Citi Fm.

Whereas auditing firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers who are transaction advisors to the process, advice that the partner must be well-experienced in the business, the staff think the airline must be wholly Ghanaian-owned.

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