GHANA – Boeing, an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide is looking to set up a service station in Ghana.
According to the GIPC boss, the Boeing service center will service planes in the sub-Saharan region and Africa as a whole.
The announcement by Boeing is coming at a time when the Republic of Ghana is seriously considering the option of relaunching its defunct national flag carrier starting with 787-9 Dreamliners.
The country signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing at the Dubai Air Show covering three of the airplanes valued at $877.5 million according to list prices.
Plans put in place by both parties called for the airline to launch operations in the first quarter of 2020 and take its first three airplanes directly from Boeing.
“There is a growing demand for air travel to and from Ghana, and we believe the advanced 787-9 Dreamliner gives us an efficient and flexible machine to launch a regional network and eventually serve international destinations in the future,” Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Aviation said.
Adda says the carrier, to be based in Accra, would establish the capital city as a strategic hub that serves cities across West Africa.
The intention of Boeing to launch a service center in Ghana follows a similar intention by other global players in the automotive industry to establish a presence in Ghana.
Other automotive manufacturers including Nissan, and Renault are also strongly considering to set up shop in the west African country that is home to more than 30 million people.