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Emulate Ghana on aviation fuel, FG told

The federal government has been charged to toe the line of the Ghanaian government which recently announced a cut in the price of aviation fuel…

The federal government has been charged to toe the line of the Ghanaian government which recently announced a cut in the price of aviation fuel by 20 per cent.
President John Dramani Mahama had announced recently that government had held consultations with the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to reduce aviation fuel price by 20 per cent following complaints from airlines over exorbitant price of the product.
Ghana’s decision is coming amidst raging complaints by indigenous airlines in Nigeria over the skyrocketing price of aviation fuel also known as Jet A1.
From N105 early this year, aviation fuel has hit an all time high of N200 per litre with airlines groaning over the increasing cost of the product. It has also led to flights delays and cancellations as the fuel became severely scarce in recent times.
Already, it was learnt that aviation fuel is less expensive in Ghana than in Nigeria, selling for 1.98 cedi (about N150) as against N200 in Nigeria.
Speaking with Daily Trust, Vice-President of Arik Air, Capt. Ado Sanusi, urged the federal government to emulate Ghana.
He said the president of Ghana was looking at making Accra a hub for aviation in the world hence the decision to attract foreign carriers and develop their local carriers.
 

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