Tomorrow, Tuesday 30, June 2015, will witness the re-launch in Accra of the 1st Global Aviation Exhibition for Africa programme. The programme, was called off last year, following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus in parts of the West African sub-region.
At exactly 10am at Accra’s Best Western Premier Hotel, the programme dubbed, “African Air Expo”, will have the likes of the Minister for Transport, Dzifa Aku Attivor, and all those who matter in the aviation industry will gather at the plush hotel at Dzorwulu to re-launch the event.
Africa Air Expo, has the nation’s president, John Dramani Mahama, as one of its lead patrons. It is being organized in partnership with the International Centre of Excellence.
It also has the blessings of Yousif Hassan Ali Al Hammadi of Kingdom of United Arab Emirates (UAE), who heads the Emirates Airlines.
In October 2014, the event was extensively advertised to happen in Ghana, but following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, government postponed it indefinitely.
A statement issued by the government at the time read; “We regret to inform you that we have received a directive from the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama who is also Patron of the African Air Expo that, due to the efforts by West African Countries to contain the EBOLA Virus, all events taking place in Ghana over the next three months will have to be postponed”.
“This includes the upcoming African Air Expo due to be held on the 9-11th October 2014. We are currently trying to organize a new date for the event, taking into consideration the Aviation Event Calendar worldwide as well as the continued monitoring of the Ebola Virus situation”, a statement from the event’s web page said informing all attendees.