By Roger A. Agana ||?Francis Tandoh?|| Nana Appiah Acquaye
British Airways (BA) said here Wednesday it will invest heavily in Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country to grow in 2015.
Country Commercial Manager, Moran Birger said here during an interaction to brief journalists on the activities of the airline in 2014 and its projections for next year.
He underscored the importance of the airline to building the capacities of the SMEs in the country as a way of ensuring that BA gives back to the Ghanaian society what they have done for the airline.
Touching on the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in parts of West Africa and its impact in the airline industry, Birger said the epidemic has not affected its business.
He observed even though the epidemic has had negative impact on other sectors, on the contrary, their operations have not been badly affected.
?Ebola has had an effect on the operations of our competitors; Ebola has been a perception perspective. We are still making great impact. We have increased our capacity as an airline,? he said.
Birger emphasized the year has been a good one for BA and will make changes based on a survey conducted by his outfit to improve their services in 2015.
He said, ?I think this year has been a highly successful year. We are taking a critical look at a survey we commissioned and see areas we will need to improve next year.?
The BA Country Commercial Manager noted airlines have a duty to facilitate investment in the various countries that they operate.
?Airlines have a responsibility of facilitating investment in Ghana. Our responsibility is to make the connections from the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) to Ghana,? he remarked.
British Airways has been operating in the West African country since 1937 and currently undertakes daily flights from Accra to the United Kingdom. Enditem.