Ghana is relied upon to deploy cargo drone technology in the coming years to ease the ideal movement of merchandise within the country. The drones are fit for conveying 10-tons of shipping container more than 700 kms, and construct droneports at different part of the country.
This comes following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ghana’s Aviation Ministry and International Freight Drone (IFD) association.
Freight drone technology, when completely created would help get finished goods and fresh agric products from the hinterlands to significant towns and urban communities in an extremely brief timeframe.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) originates from the acknowledgment that the achievement of the Ghana government drones program on the side of the health sector can be extended to help the Aviation Ministry satisfy it’s vision of making Ghana the Aviation Hub of West Africa.
The utilization of drones will ease the fast transportation of freight to inaccessible regions of the country. Ghana can subsequently move payload through the Sub-district and other parts of the continent.
The extent of the MOU covers the accompanying regions: Financial Study to determine the impact of using drones; Workforce development through a country-wide drone education program to support the industry; Site Surveys to determine droneport locations; Establish sky lane leases for exclusive drone use; and a three-phase implementation process for construction of droneports and to start operations.
The International Freight Drone (IFD) will give quotes to droneport building and activities, drone possession and other supports in addition to the help in building up the strategic expense for moving cargo by means of drones within the outskirts of Ghana.
IFD will work with educational organizations and the Ministry of Aviation to create accreditation programs essential for working with drones and at droneports. This preparation incorporates drone steering, drone support, flight and ground operations, and a few other areas of study that must be set up before the principal cargo drone is introduced.
During the first period of execution, IFD will use monitored airplane in blend with existing drone technology to move goods from country areas to urban communities. While the cargo size will be on a more modest scope, this between time stage will be monetarily practical for taking an interest coordinations organizations and IFD.
Over the long run, new drones will be introduced that will be completely self-sufficient with the capacity to lift in excess of a ton subsequently expanding the reach and ability to move items into the world market.
Meanwhile, other countries are thinking about comparative agreements with IFD to acquaint the cargo drone industry with their country.