The Government of Rwanda signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with Ghana recently as a mark to boost ties between the two parties and play a vital role in the growth and development of the aviation industry in Africa. The two nations recognize the importance of the air service deal to spur intra-African trade and elevate the economic statuses of both countries.
With the air service deal sealed, RwandAir will be able to operate commercial flights in Ghana with ease. This paves way for Rwanda’s flag carrier to offer its services in the West Africa nation, stretching its influence further in Africa. Adding the country to the tally of destinations already existing on its list is an achievement for the board and the country.
It is a move that will not only bring the two countries together to carry out trade but work for the good of both nations to experience better tourism stats. The efficiency made will cater for the travel of tourists from around the globe by RwandAir, to Ghana. The operations will bring take travel receipts higher, granting the government some more revenue.
The aviation sector in Africa has been on the rising especially since the introduction of open air policies that has made travels by air more reliable. Airlines have increased their fleet, expanded their reach and enhanced trade and tourism to their various destinations. Cities have grown, creating employment opportunities in a number of sectors as a quest to alleviate poverty.
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It is an improvement to infrastructure in both countries that have suffered slow growth of some areas due to poor infrastructure and look to build on it. Poor infrastructure has been a reason why investors have congested in cities and towns, perhaps because they have better access to social amenities or better transport network to reach their target audience.