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Ghana courts China’s support to grow aviation industry

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The Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah has impressed on Chinese investors to support Ghana’s aviation industry through the manufacturing and assembling of aircrafts in the medium to long term.

She admits to the existing benefits that some airline companies are enjoying from China’s market and its impact on the local airline industry.

Madama Cecilia Dapaah was hopeful of support to establish assembling industries under the one district one factory program.

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The Minister made the appeal in a speech during a courtesy call on her by the outgoing China Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Sun Baohung.

“Africa World Airlines (AWA) uses six aircrafts from Embraer China and I believe that so far I do not think there have been any problems and I am also hoping of much more cooperation particularly for the government’s one district, one factory policy. I know the lot of hardwork that Chinese citizens put in and that is what we are seeking to replicate here in Ghana,” she stated.

On her part, the outgoing Ambassador of China to Ghana, Madam Sun Baohung expressed her country’s readiness to support Ghana.

She says the country will support Ghana to develop its aircraft assembling unit which should propel the government’s aviation hub plan.

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“It is also the same development process in China; we used to be just the end user in the aviation industry but now we can produce a lot of aircrafts for Boeing, Airbus as well as our own big aircrafts now such as the big commercial aircrafts which have improved our production line in 2016.”

“So I believe Ghana will also have the capacity of manufacturing these high tech equipment very soon,” she asserted.

By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana

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