Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has obtained a license to operate his yet-to-be outdoored airline company in Ghana, President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed.
According to President Akufo-Addo who delivered a speech at the 2017 African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday morning, “he wants to appeal to other Ghanaians, both home and abroad, to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector”.
In his speech, the president said: “I have been reliably informed that the captain of our Senior National Team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has obtained an Air Carrier License (ACL), and is working feverishly to establish an airline, called Baby Jet Airlines. I want to appeal to other Ghanaians, both home and abroad, to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector.”
Baby Jet Airline (BBJ), an airline company owned by Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is yet to begin operations.
Reports have suggested the company will commence operations with cargo services, before expanding to airlift passengers.
He has interests in music production, entertainment with his Asa Band (as well as his personal music career) and event management (JetLink Events & Logistics).
Gyan has also invested in companies importing food (Mama Vits Noodles and Rice), boxing promotion (Baby Jet Promotions), water (Paradise Pac), transport, real estate, mining and student hostels.
Gyan, 31, is the all-time leading goalscorer of the senior national team (Black Stars) with 51 goals.