New Ghanaian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on GCAA

first_imgThe new Ghanaian High Commission to Guyana, Professor Abena Pokua Adompim Busia paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Egbert Field, at the GCAA’s headquarters.She also met a member of the Board, Beverly Carrington and members of the management team of the GCAA.Colonel Field and Professor Adompim Busia discussed areas of mutual interest to both countries, including the promotion of air transport and the possibility of creating sustainable air linkages between the two nations.She also touched on the potential benefits which can be derived from commercial exchanges, tapping into the available expertise to strengthen legislation, and improve compliance with international standards in the aviation sector and the emerging oil and gas sector. She also advocated a focus for tourism, including the possibilities of promoting and expanding heritage tourism between the African and Caribbean region.Professor Adompim Busia’s delegation included Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Peter Kobina Taylor, and Kwame Jantuah from the African Energy Consortium Limited.During his remarks to the Ghanaian Delegation, Colonel Field said he is looking forward to working with Professor Adompim Busia and her team on the areas of mutual interest and to ensure that both countries benefit from the expertise and skills they have to offer each other. The Director General posited an interest in areas such as safety management systems, state safety procedures, security, drones use and control; and spoke of possible technical assistance needs in the future.In November 2018, Guyana and Ghana signed an Air Services Agreement at the Third African Diaspora Meeting held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.Under this agreement, airlines operating from Guyana or Ghana will be able to fly to any destination within both countries as well as provide any number of services between both countries and beyond to any third country, with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing. Further, in December 2018, Guyana also signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with Ghana for the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise in the area of civil aviation.Ghanaian High Commissioner to Guyana, Professor Abena Pokua Adompim Busialast_img read more

JSW Group keen to snap up an IPL team

first_imgCOMMENTS cricket Industrialist Sajjan Jindal’s JSW Group is re—looking to acquire an existing franchisee of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T—20 cricket tournament.“We are looking at IPL as a big opportunity. There are a couple of franchises, which we know, are looking to exit.So, we are actively looking at that,” Sajjan Jindal’s son Parth Jindal told reporters at a group function in Jaigad recently.He, however, did not divulge which these two franchises are.JSW Steel Chairman Sajjan Jindal had in 2015 said that his group was planning to acquire an IPL side. At that time, there was speculation that the group could acquire Royal Challengers Bangalore owned by Vijay Mallya.However, the USD 11 billion steel and power conglomerate had later put on hold its plans to acquire an IPL cricket team in the wake of betting scandal hitting the star—studded cricketing league.Parth said there is a surge in interest in IPL that is reflected in the recent deals, like the one signed by Chinese mobile handset maker Oppo.He further said there is also a talk of a soon—to—be sealed TV deal being signed at three times the earlier size.“The IPL will be a profit—making venture. I think all IPL teams will make money,” he said.Parth said the diversified JSW Group otherwise looks at sports initiatives from a brand—building perspective and as a commitment towards the country, but cricket will be a commercial venture.“Cricket does not need any investing, (it) has enough money already,” he said.The 10—year—old IPL held during the summer holidays attracts a good viewership. Some of the IPL teams are owned by prominent industrial groups. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT April 02, 2017 IND2925Bcenter_img SHARE × IND2925B IPL 2017 Published onlast_img read more