A case for setting up an aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Tamale Airport in Ghana to serve West Africa: OASIS
The large Continent of Africa has had only two MROs: one in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the second one in Johannesburg, South Africa. The rest of the continent fly their aircraft to Europe for Major Maintenance work when needed. This fits into a picture along with other factors, such as a protracted Colonialism, perpetrated by a few European Countries for several decades; who took away raw materials for processing and manufacturing in Europe. Lack of aviation infrastructure, economic and financial issues, safety and security, had hitherto, worked as barriers to the growth of aviation and other infrastructure in Africa. After the collapse of Ghana Airways Corporation, and the demise of Nigeria Airways Ltd., a strong argument exists for building a repair and overhaul facility for Aircraft operations within West Africa.