As business ties deepen, direct flights to Ghana in focus


Guyana and Ghana are deepening their business ties and Guyana’s Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill said business players in both countries should find ways of getting direct flights.

Edghill, who spoke at the launch of the Guyana/ Ghana Chamber of Commerce on Monday, reminded the gathering that an Air Services Agreement has been inked since 2018.

That Agreement paved the way for direct flights between the two countries. Those flights have not started, however.

“It’s now up to the private sector both here in Guyana and in Ghana to operationalise it in keeping with those terms and conditions and freedoms that exist in that Air Services Agreement,” Edghill said.

He added, “If there is anything that could bring our people together is air transport.”

Edghill is responsible for the aviation subsector and he said people can travel between the two countries in about six to seven hours through a direct route.

This would significantly reduce current travel time, he said too.

With the establishment of the new chamber, it is expected that more investments will be facilitated. Additionally, Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Kobina Hammond expressed his belief that Guyana can learn much from Guyana as the country develops its business sector.

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