Commercial flights to the Upper West Regional capital, Wa, started last Tuesday when Africa World Airlines (AWA) operated the maiden flight to the Wa Airport.
Commercial flights to Wa are expected to enhance connectivity between the southern sector and the Upper West and East regions, and between Ghana and other West African countries to enhance business transactions.
Wa is a very fast-growing town with large tracts of land which are open for economic development. It takes about 10 to 12 hours by road from Accra, the national capital, to Wa.
From Kumasi or Tamale, it takes about five to seven hours. Since most businesses are centred in Accra, Kumasi or Tamale, one spends a lot of time travelling to those places.
However, it takes just about 45 minutes to fly from Accra to Wa.
by: Naa Anyema