Air traffic to open more tourism gates to Ghana: Forgor

15 Oct 2018 16:00pm
ACCRA, 15 OCT (NAMPA) – Supporting and increasing air traffic between Namibia and Ghana could open more tourism gates, Ghanaian Ambassador to Namibia, Elizabeth Salamatu Forgor said during a courtesy visit to the Namibian High Commission to Ghana on Monday.
The visit was made alongside a Namibian delegation representing various sectors currently in Ghana to explore market potential.
Forgor said they would later this week also look at ways to open tourism gates through aviation for people to move freely and to facilitate trade between the two countries.
This, she said, should be done to further strengthen trade relations and relationship between the two countries.
Matters related to aviation and the marketing of Namibia’s airline, Air Namibia, in Ghana, with an aim to support and generate air traffic flow, formed the basis of the discussions during this visit.
Namibia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Charles Josob in reaffirming the cooperation between the two countries, suggested that the delegation also look at making Ghana a major market for Namibia.
The delegation will meet with representatives from the Ghanaian Ministry of Aviation this week to discuss the possibility of Air Namibia introducing scheduled flights from Accra to London.
Head of the delegation and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Willem Goeiemann, at the same occasion said trade relations in tourism and agriculture would have to be strengthened.
Trade and investment, tourism, environment, agriculture, aviation and maritime are other areas of cooperation the delegation will be looking into during their week-long visit.