PEDUASE, GHANA, April 30 — Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has held a closed-door meeting with two neighbouring heads of State — Presidents; Faure Gnassingbe of Togo and Dr Thomas Yayi Boni of Togo — at the Peduase Lodge in Eastern Region (Province).
The two fellow West African president, who arrived in Ghana earlier on Wednesday, returned to their countries after the meeting.
Briefing the media later, President Mahama said the meeting focused on the establishment of a common flight information region (FIR) for the three countries, which was established in 1945, but had not been effective enough to cater for the aviation demands of the three countries. The meeting was therefore to fashion out measures to invigorate it.
President Mahama said the Ministers of Transport and other relevant stakeholders of the three countries would be meeting next Tuesday, after which the outcome would be endorsed by the heads of state to commence work.
He said the meeting also discussed resource sharing and capacity building among the three countries to step up their performance and attract more investments.
The President said the safety of aviation sector was paramount for the three countries and they would pursue it to a logical conclusion. They also discussed ways of implementing their agreements and asserting themselves against the negative activities of other aviation service providers.