Two business moguls in Ghana, Dr Osei Kwame Despite and Ernest Ofori Sarpong have teamed up to partner with the government towards establishing a new home-based airline.
It is expected that the carrier will operate under the brand name; “Ashanti Airlines” which has already acquired an Air Carrier Licence (ACL).
According to Aviation Ghana, the partners have submitted all the necessary documents for the first phase of the regulatory processes leading to the granting of an Air Operator Certificate(AOC).
The two licenses are reported to be part of the requirements by the aviation sector regulator, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority(GCAA) to operate as an airline in Ghana.
Reacting to the news, some Ghanaians applauded the idea while others condemned it.
Those condemning it explained that using the name “Ashanti Airlines” was too tribalistic and they should look for a uniform name instead.