The minister of Transport and Aviation Kabineh Kallon has disclosed that the country is close to own its own Airlines, attributing the reason why the country is yet to have its own Airlines to mismanagement and lack of vision over the years.

The minister added that visibility study had already been competed in connection with a multi-lateral agreement between Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and the United States of America.

Minister Kallon made this revelation when he was responding to comments made by PC. Hon. Bai Kurr.

During the laying of the paper for the ratification of a Memorandum of Understanding, Omar and Morocco on air service agreement, 5th Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone, Tower Hill, Freetown.

According to the PC. Bai Kurr, ratifying an Air Service Agreement with no financial implication on government is a step in the right direction due to its numerous advantages on international trade.

PC Bai Kurr however holds the view that investigating on a national Airlines will do the government more good as millions of dollar used by government on overseas travel had over the years benefited foreign airlines.

According to the Comment Newspaper, the minister noted that ratifying the said agreement will serve as a face lift, noting that in 2014 the previous government entered into such agreement but failed to bring it to parliament for ratification, hence correcting some of the wrongs of the previous administration. Such moves, the minister added is aimed at reducing the cost of air tickets in the country and open doors for investments in the aviation sector.

It could be recalled that 78 years ago, 54 countries came together in the United States of America to discuss the future of civil aviation. The said meeting brought about the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), charged with the responsibility for the planning and development of aviation across the globe.