The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has revealed in an interview with Citi Business News that the search for a partner for Ghana’s new national airline would be completed by January 2016.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), who are transaction partners will by the close of this month open tender for competitive bidding, paving way for both domestic and international airlines that have interest in partnering government to put in their bids.
According to the ministry, this development comes after PricewaterhouseCoopers settled on Qatar Airways as the best option for Ghana in its quest to find a partner for the new national carrier.
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Citi Business News revealed that the PWC in its final feasibility report to the Transport ministry named some 7 other airlines including Delta and South African airlines who were chosen based on their financial capacity, network, and technical expertise as good options for Ghana.
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Transport Twumasi Ankrah Selby said the new partner will be named by the end of the first quarter of 2016.