Help speed up integration in Africa — Vanderpuye urges airlines
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) has challenged airlines in Africa to help speed up the integration of people and systems in the continent.
That, it said, could be done if airlines in the continent operate regular but consistent flights from one African country to another.
The Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Nii Lamptey Vanderpuye, who threw the challenge, noted that travelling within the continent for business ventures had always been cumbersome such that one sometimes had to connect flights in Europe before reaching an African country.
“This is hampering our integration agenda and airlines in African should take up this challenge to make doing business in the continent much faster and less costive,” Mr Vanderpuye, who is also the NDC Member of Parliament for the Odododiodio Constituency, said.
He made the observation when a trade delegation from Mauritius paid a farewell visit to him in Accra.
The deputy minister lauded Mauritius for the significant improvement in the textile industry and used the opportunity to call for greater collaboration between the two countries.
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