The Liberian Leader deems it necessary to initiate plans for a dedicated aviation driven development as strategic goal of using it as a driver of social economic transformation and the major objective to create jobs for the citizens of Liberia by reviving the national carrier which ceased trading about Thirty years ago (1990) and also to attract more visitors to Liberia.
The airline will be coming up with a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Organization (MRO), Aviation Training Organization (ATO) and a Cargo Village which will maintain a cost effective inbound and outbound flow of cargo and will create jobs for the youth. Some of the jobs which the youth will benefit are Pilots, Ground Service Crew, Service person in maintenance, Cabin crew, Counter Agents, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Country Managers, Stations Managers, Accountants, flight dispatch, Drivers, Marketing Personnel, Air Marshalls, Cargo Agents, Catering Services, Hoteliers, Fuel Suppliers etc.
The Liberian Transport Minister, Honourable Samuel Wlue signed the MOU on behalf of the Government of Liberia, and the Executive Chairman/CEO of Goldstar Air, Mr Eric Alfred Bannerman signed on behalf of the airline, on the 3rd October 2020 at the President’s Office.
Present to grace the occasion were the Liberian Minister of Information, Honourable Eugene Nagbe, Liberian Minister of Commerce and Industry designate/Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Mawine Diggs, Maxwell Anafo of E-Station Cargo and Jibiao Ye of E-Station Cargo.
Aviation is crucial to international business, trade and tourism which Liberia and Ghana can both benefit a lot from, as well as both airlines as we stand to widen our destinations by codeshare/interline strategic agreement to boost the West African connectivity to the rest of the world.