Operational Performance Of Ghana Airways: A Review Of The Auditor General’s Report

“The State-owned airline, Ghana Airways, was created in 1958 soon after the country gained independence. It was the first national airline in sub-Saharan Africa when it began its operations, but for a number of years it has been on a downward spiral. Several African nations now have superior airlines, including Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa. In recent years Ghana Airways has been plunged into a severe crisis that has culminated in a partnership between the government of Ghana and Nationwide Airline of South Africa, in an attempt to improve performance. This paper examines inefficiencies in the operations of Ghana Airways as highlighted in the Auditor General’s Report (1996-1997). It also provides policy recommendations on improving Ghana Airways operational efficiency and overall performance.”