Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has commented on some media reportage indicating that American airplane manufacturer, Boeing is planning to set up a service station in Ghana to service planes on the African Continent.
Speaking to norvanreports on the sidelines of the National Film Authority’s Pitch Series on Tuesday, Mr Grant described as erroneous assertions that sought to suggest that Boeing is readying itself to set up a service centre in the country.
According to Mr Grant, although discussions on Boeing setting up a station in the country have been ongoing for a while now, it is unlikely the airplane manufacturer will be doing so anytime soon.
“We’ve been in discussions with them over the possibility of setting up a centre in Ghana and that has been happening for quite sometime now, but its not like they are coming today or tomorrow,” he told norvanreports.
“The most important thing is that we are looking to bring global players into the Ghanaian market and interestingly there are many of them who are interested, and so what I would like to say is that if they (Boeing) are interested then yes we are open for business and look forward to not just Boeing but also any other major player in the aerospace industry in setting up in Ghana,” he added.
Mr Grant is reported by some media outlets to have stated that Boeing is looking to set up a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Ghana to service planes in the sub-region and Africa as a whole.
This comes at a time when the country is seriously considering the option of relaunching its defunct national flag carrier starting with three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $877 million.