Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged his support for the maiden African Air Expo which comes off October 24 to 26, 2017.

The President made the pledge when a delegation of some state Aviation officials called on him. President Akufo-Addo also accepted to be a patron of the show.

The delegation which was led by the Aviation Minister Cecilia Dapaah was made up of the deputy Minister of Aviation, Managing Director of Ghana Airport, the Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation and the Managing Director of Origin8, which is the international consultant for the Air Expo.

The maiden Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition for Africa brings together major investors for both general and commercial aviation in Africa to discover latest developments and innovations.

The Expo also provides an opportunity for manufacturers and service providers in the sector to explore and meet potential customers. Also, it will highlight the importance of infrastructure within aviation to discover first-hand the range of new technologies and solutions that the industry has to offer.

The event would also showcase what Ghana offers in terms of aviation. Leading media group EIB Network is offering Gh¢2 million worth of airtime to promote the Expo.

The African Airshow is the first aerospace and aviation exhibition and conference of West Africa and is being organised by Dubai-based 4M Events, organisers of the successful Abu Dhabi Air Expo for the past three years.

The Expo is designed to connect professionals across all areas of the industry with the African market, it is directly in line with the government’s vision of making Ghana the aviation hub of West Africa.